Written by Brian Doyle
Publication Date October 01, 1998
Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award
In his first year in high school, Hubbo O'Driscoll is torn between his poor but fun friends and the shallow but rich kids.
In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications. Poverty, social climbing and the connotations of each are presented through the classic Doyle blend of humor and gravity.
Winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award 1989
Brian Doyle is a four-time winner of the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award. His American honors include being selected for the Horn Book's Fanfare List, the ABA "Pick of the Lists" and the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age. He has also won the NSK Neustadt Prize, the Phoenix Honor Award, and he has been named a finalist for the Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.