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Troublemaker

Andrew Clements

Holt Adkin is the kind of kid who every teacher hopes will be assigned to someone else's classroom, that every parent hopes will go hang out with some other family's children. He's from a home where there's a lot of yelling, a lot of arguing, a lot of instability. Holt is smart, scrappy, and not afraid of anything, least of all a trip to the principal's office or even the threat of suspension or expulsion. The only person at school who seems able to reach him is Mr. Patten, the art teacher. Holt has talent...but about zero desire to use it.Then Holt's brother, Winn---who seems to be on the fast track to a permanent jail cell--begins to wise up and untangle the mess he's making of his life, he tells Holt point blank that Holt needs to change, too. And Holt tries--but to change the attitudes of kids and teachers, to stop hanging with his less-than-savory friend, to take responsibility for his thoughts and actions--becomes the biggest challenge of his life, especially when a jealous former buddy tries to sabotage his efforts.From the master of the school story, a book about mentors and role models, about choosing friends, about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior, about the way everyday choices can close or open doors.

Holt Adkin is the kind of kid who every teacher hopes will be assigned to someone else's classroom, that every parent hopes will go hang out with some other family's children. He's from a home where there's a lot of yelling, a lot of arguing, a lot of instability. Holt is smart, scrappy, and not afraid of anything, least of all a trip to the principal's office or even the threat of suspension or expulsion. The only person at school who seems able to reach him is Mr. Patten, the art teacher. Holt has talent...but about zero desire to use it.Then Holt's brother, Winn---who seems to be on the fast track to a permanent jail cell--begins to wise up and untangle the mess he's making of his life, he tells Holt point blank that Holt needs to change, too. And Holt tries--but to change the attitudes of kids and teachers, to stop hanging with his less-than-savory friend, to take responsibility for his thoughts and actions--becomes the biggest challenge of his life, especially when a jealous former buddy tries to sabotage his efforts.From the master of the school story, a book about mentors and role models, about choosing friends, about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior, about the way everyday choices can close or open doors.
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Holt Adkin is the kind of kid who every teacher hopes will be assigned to someone else's classroom, that every parent hopes will go hang out with some other family's children. He's from a home where there's a lot of yelling, a lot of arguing, a lot of instability. Holt is smart, scrappy, and not afraid of anything, least of all a trip to the principal's office or even the threat of suspension or expulsion. The only person at school who seems able to reach him is Mr. Patten, the art teacher. Holt has talent...but about zero desire to use it.Then Holt's brother, Winn---who seems to be on the fast track to a permanent jail cell--begins to wise up and untangle the mess he's making of his life, he tells Holt point blank that Holt needs to change, too. And Holt tries--but to change the attitudes of kids and teachers, to stop hanging with his less-than-savory friend, to take responsibility for his thoughts and actions--becomes the biggest challenge of his life, especially when a jealous former buddy tries to sabotage his efforts.From the master of the school story, a book about mentors and role models, about choosing friends, about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior, about the way everyday choices can close or open doors.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Keith Nobbs

Length:

2h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:05