Newton Starker's Rules for Survival

Book - 2009
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Many of Newton Starker's ancestors, including his mother, have been killed by lightning strikes, so when he enrolls at the eccentric Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he tries to be a model student so that he can avoid the same fate.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385747004
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm


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owls26rock Aug 24, 2013

This was a great book, shot through with humor and intelligence. Sad, but triumphant. There were parts where you would groan at the characters for being so blind or naive, and others where you'd cheer and laugh with them.
This book was nice and quick, so that you could finish it without getting sidetracked or distracted.

Niko10 Jul 23, 2013

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"Jolted" was an amazing novel! It had some humorous moments, but also the author really brought in some moving moments. I felt a large emotional response knowing that Newton was the last Starker to ever walk the earth. Amazing book with amazing characters , "Jolted" is a must read!!

samdog123 Oct 12, 2010

This book has been on my list of "to reads" ever since it was nominated as one of the Forest of reading titles last year. Great book--easy to read. Newton Starker belong to a family where each one, except his crusty old great grandmother, have been struck and killed by lightening. When he goes to a special survival school, he learns more about himself and the meaning of this family affliction. Well done, positive and I love the character Newton.

lms Sep 29, 2010

I laughed and laughed with this character – he is so presumptious! Newton is determined to plot his own course for survival by outwitting the Fates besetting him.

ksnell Jul 21, 2010

A well writen book by....................
ARTHUR SLADE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 23, 2010

This book ROCKED!!! My number 1 FAVE part was Josephine. GO PIGS!!!!

Apr 22, 2010

This book is very sad but awesome. I liked the part when Newton goes to a camping school.

Apr 22, 2010

This book was really good>It also has a great message to it.

Apr 20, 2010

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Apr 20, 2010

I liked this book very much.

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Mar 22, 2010

its about this kid named newton stalker and his moms side of the family always gets struck by lightning. When his greatgrandmother dies right before his face heh is the only one left! CREEPY!

This book about a boy named Newton, whose family get strucked by lightning and he is trying to figure out why this has happen to them. This book will take you on a ride to crack a case.


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