If I Ever Get Out Of HerePaperback - 2015
A debut novel that "fearlessly lays down the truth"* about friendship, poverty, and the joys of rock 'n' roll.
Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not used to is white people being nice to him - people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force.
As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family's poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan's side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis's home - will he still be his friend?
From Library Staff
When Native American Lewis Blake finally makes a friend in his all-white gifted class, he tries to fit in by hiding his poor life on the reservation.
CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015
Does a solid job at depicting a male friendship over the course of two years. It also offers a nice portrayal of military families and how tough it can be to have to move around so much.
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