Sidetracked by Diana AsherSidetracked by Diana Asher

Sidetracked

byDiana Asher

Hardcover | August 22, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.99

Earn 105 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place—he’d be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. So he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him.

But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a crazy-fast runner who isn’t going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else.
With a new friend and a new team, Joseph finds himself off the sidelines and in the race (quite literally) for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen.
Diana Harmon Asher is the mother of three sons and is deeply immersed in reading and writing programs at the nonprofit organization the Children’s Village and at Blythdale Children’s Hospital, both in Westchester, New York. This is her debut novel.  
Loading
Title:SidetrackedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419726013

ISBN - 13:9781419726019

Editorial Reviews

"Asher is honest about the ways in which Joseph’s condition sometimes affects his performance at school, but she’s also attentive to how his sensitivities enable him to experience his environment—the feel of the squishy new track surface, the air rushing past him when he runs, the colors of the woods along the course."