As Ever, Gordy by Mary Downing HahnAs Ever, Gordy by Mary Downing Hahn

As Ever, Gordy

byMary Downing Hahn

Paperback | March 21, 2011

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Gordy's life seemed to be on the right track-until he had to move back to his hometown, where everybody knows his family's troubled history. The principal at Gordy's school immediately has it in for him, his old pals encourage him to cause trouble, and his one-time nemesis, Elizabeth, hates him more than ever. It seems to Gordy as though the whole world is against him. Will he slip back into his old ways, or will he be able to keep growing into the successful person he was striving to become?
Mary Downing Hahn is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories and mysteries, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place . A former librarian, an avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus. Visit her website at www.Mary...
Title:As Ever, GordyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:March 21, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547549555

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Born to be bad? Mueller cleared his throat and went on talkingas if I hadn’t said a thing. “On the other hand,Donald dropped out of school the day he turnedsixteen. Believe me, I wasn’t a bit sorry to losehim.” He paused and gave me another long hardlook. “I wonder which of your brothers you takeafter, Gordon.” It was just the way I’d known it would be—everybody remembered my father and my brothers.They all expected me to turn out every bit asbad as they had. The only question was, whosepath would I follow? Would I become the towndrunk? Would I drop out of school and blowup gas stations? Would I desert if another warstarted? When I didn’t say anything, Mueller frowned.“I plan to keep an eye on you, Gordon. Any signof misbehavior and I’ll come down on you hard.Is that clear?” “Yes, sir,” I muttered. His message was clear.It was my first day at Hyattsdale High, and theprincipal already hated me.

Editorial Reviews

Hahn expertly shows how the expectations of others influence Gordy's behavior, as he struggles to step away from his bad old self; in the end he takes that step, though not without a realistic amount of backslidingaǪ.While Gordy's anger is the dominant feeling here, flashes of humor and deftly inserted historical details of the postWW II era lighten the load." - Kirkus Reviews "