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Bug Boy By Eric Luper,

  • Title: Bug Boy
  • Author: Eric Luper
  • ISBN: 9780374310004
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is the summer of 1934, and even at the height of the Great Depression, money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course The trouble is times are tough for everyone else, especially penniless track workers like fifteenyear old Jack Walsh When Jack suddenly graduates from exercise rider to apprentice jockey, or bug boy, he is an overnight sensation SIt is the summer of 1934, and even at the height of the Great Depression, money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course The trouble is times are tough for everyone else, especially penniless track workers like fifteenyear old Jack Walsh When Jack suddenly graduates from exercise rider to apprentice jockey, or bug boy, he is an overnight sensation Success brings him all sorts of attention, including that of a brainy blond beauty who is involved with the gritty underbelly of the track than she lets on and a vicious thug who presses Jack to break his code as a jockey for a payoff that could solve all his family s problems.Set amid the rough backstretch of Thoroughbred racing, this edge of your saddle read follows the course of a young athlete whose rise to glory in the most popular sport in America is accompanied by ever increasing pressure to do something that could leave him trampled in the dirt.
    Bug Boy It is the summer of and even at the height of the Great Depression money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course The trouble is times are tough for everyone else especiall

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    1. BUG BOY releases in June 2009 This review is based on an ARC.This is a book that s going to make teen boys fall in love with historical fiction without ever knowing what hit them Set in 1934 Saratoga, BUG BOY is about an apprentice jockey who finds himself living the high life when his big opportunity comes knocking But secrets from his past, pressure from a race course thug, and the attention of a beautiful young woman from the other side of the fence make his life complicated than he could ha [...]

    2. This book packs one heck of a powerful emotional punch It s brilliant.Jack, oh, Jack My heart broke so badly for him You get so emotionally invested in his character that when he goes through the difficult periods of the book, you feel it along with him Jack is not a smart character He s not one of your supposedly intellectual main characters that will rip off witty repertoires like it s nothing, something I find refreshing It s done in a very frank way and doesn t try to prop him up to be anyth [...]

    3. 28 April 2009 BUG BOY by Eric Luper, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 2009, 256p ISBN 978 0 374 31000 4Instant fame Boatloads of money Expensive cars Hot girls Designer wardrobes Underage drinking in exclusive clubs filled with other A List celebrities Hangers on Agents Groupies Paparazzi Binging and purging Drinking and driving, Shady characters Shameless extravagance and decadence while millions of your fellow Americans are losing their homes and their jobs.Is it the 21st century misbehavior [...]

    4. Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadTooBUG BOY takes readers deep into the world of horse racing Eric Luper, author of BIG SLICK, a book that highlights card playing, brings the behind the scenes images of horse racing alive.Jack Shabby Walsh says he has loved horse racing since his diaper hit the saddle He is now sixteen and has been gone from home for years His father first set him up with a character named Tweed From Tweed, Jack learned the ins and outs of the horse racing [...]

    5. Summary Jack Walsh wants to become a horse jockey His father sent him away when he was twelve to work at a stable for race horses because his family needed money during the Depression At fifteen, Jack s dreams come true when he becomes a bug boy He starts racing and making money than he ever dreamed of making He continues to send money home to his family, but splurges some on himself and his new girlfriend His new life as a bug boy also comes with some of the harsh realities of horse racing He [...]

    6. If Secretariat, the movie about the legendary Triple Crown winner, has you pawing the dirt for some good reads about horse racing, I ve got some winners for you First out of the gate is Bug Boy Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 , by Eric Luper Set in the summer of 1934 at the Saratoga Race Course, fifteen year old Jack Walsh is a stable boy who sends most of what little money he makes back home to his desperately poor family Jack, who has dreamed of racing horses since his diaper hit the saddle, g [...]

    7. This story of a Saratoga bug boy turned jockey set during the 1920s was a wonderful timepiece The characters were engaging, and a good example of historical fiction done well I don t know much about horses, but living near Saratoga and having visited a couple of times, this was a fascinating window into not only the time period but also the lifestyle Great book for high school students this would engage both male and female readers The boys will surely identify with the male protagonist trying t [...]

    8. Action packed for all horse racing fans Better read than Homestretch too Setting Saratoga Race Track, 1934, during the Great Depression 15 year old, Jack Walsh, Bug Boy , is becoming a great jockey with secrets from his past, racing thugs trying to bring him down, a new ritzy girl interest, and Great read Historical fiction and a great racing read for all Kentuckians adults and students MS HS

    9. It was fun to read a book with so much Saratoga history and horse racing information It was easy to cheer for this protagonist and interesting to see him wrestle with physical stress, metal challenges, and ethical dilemmas throughout the story.

    10. Eric Luper does a great job with historical fiction Read my interview with the author at nancycastaldo 200

    11. If you live in Saratoga Springs, this is a great read about racing at Saratoga in the 1930 s Its a good young adult book.

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