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Bucking the Sarge

Christopher Paul Curtis

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off the sucker path." The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire-but he's about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker-and the love of Luther's life. Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE'M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: "An exceptional first novel."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."-School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy: "Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud." -School Library Journal, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off the sucker path." The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire-but he's about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker-and the love of Luther's life. Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE'M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: "An exceptional first novel."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."-School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy: "Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud." -School Library Journal, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off the sucker path." The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire-but he's about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker-and the love of Luther's life. Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE'M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: "An exceptional first novel."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."-School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy: "Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud." -School Library Journal, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Boatman

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:36