Schmidt, Gary. First boy.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position::Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

SCHMIDT, Gary. First boy. Henry Holt. 208p. c2005. 0-8050-7859-2. $16.95. JS

Fourteen-year-old Cooper lives happily with his grandfather on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, but when his grandfather dies and suspicious black sedans keep showing up in their small community, his life takes an unexpected turn. Cooper had always wondered about his parents; he doesn't even have a picture of them. Now a senator and even the US President are seeking him out, and his house is searched and his barn burned down. The politicians are trying to use him for their own purposes: is he really the president's illegitimate son? With the help of two goodhearted if tart-tongued neighbors, Cooper must stand up for himself in order to keep the farm and the life he loves.

This lyrical novel by the author of Lizzie Bright and...

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