The Watcher by James HoweThe Watcher by James Howe

The Watcher

byJames Howe

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

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The lives of 3 troubled teens converge in a horrific climax in this novel of child abuse.
James Howe was born on August 2, 1946. He attended Boston University and majored in Theater. While in elementary school, he wrote a play, some short stories and self-published a magazine. While in college, he wrote plays. His first book, Bunnicula featuring a vampire rabbit, won him a Young People's Choice Award in 1982. He wrote a ser...
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Title:The WatcherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 7.25 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689801866

ISBN - 13:9780689801860

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Watcher An excellent and disturbing book whcih brings the harshness of the world into a sizeable perspective. Highly recommended but not for the faint of heart.
Date published: 2002-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The One to Watch The Watcher is the mesmerizing story of a young, enigmatic girl who looks outward to discover what lies within. Through a rich and compelling weave of narrative, the reader is drawn into the lives of recognizable yet authentic characters who struggle through modern rites of passage. The story unfolds like a puzzle until the very end when - in a moment of pure literary genious - the author's vision becomes clear in a moment of pure pathos & triumph. Brutally relevant, truly captivating, masterfully crafted, and replete with allusion to The Tempest and The Catcher in the Rye, watch for this novel to become a staple in English classes across North America - it has in mine! :)
Date published: 2000-12-19

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As she sits watching a seemingly perfect family and a handsome lifeguard on the beach, a lonely, troubled girl projects herself into the fantasy lives she has created for them