'Playful and plain-spoken ... at times, hilarious' Financial Times 'A touching tale ... Sprout comes from a long tradition of American writing about alienated teenagers (obvious ancestors are Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield) to which it is a highly readable addition' 3SIXTY --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
DALE PECK is the author of the Drift House novels for intermediate readers as well as many critically acclaimed novels and books of essays for adults, including Martin and John and Now It's Time to Say Goodbye. He lives in New York City.
Interesting plot line but tries way to hard to seem intelligent. Simple aspects of the book were drug out for pages.Published 4 months ago by Paul
I love this book. My only complaint is that is had a different cover, at least my hardcover copy did, but I actually like my cover better.Published 5 months ago by NnyLuvR---Z?
Truly a great read. As an adolescent homosexual teenager I felt like I could relate to sprout in many ways. I would recommend that anyone who likes YA fiction give this a try.Published 6 months ago by Jorgetastic
I've read a lot of YA lit, including a lot of gay YA lit, and this book is very much 50/50 for me. On one hand, the writer doesn't make the entire book about the fact that the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nicole Mohr
author had pen in one hand and thesaurus and dictionary in the other. If he was to impress with language, he failed. I wanted to like this but just could not stay interested. Read morePublished 15 months ago by just relax
They move to the conservative state of Kansas the middle part Hutchinson more or less the Bible belt of Kansas from New York. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was recommended to me by a friend. That friend went on and on about this being such an excellent read. He was not mistaken. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D.M.V
Every once in a long time there comes along a piece of literature that alters your view of the world. I am overjoyed to say that this is one of them. Read morePublished 19 months ago by jonboy
It's interesting how a book can be at both times affecting and totally off-putting.
At its core, Sprout is a coming of age novel about a boy who's been uprooted from his... Read more