Outside Looking In by James Lincoln Collier audiobook

Outside Looking In

By James Lincoln Collier
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At fourteen, Fergy is tired of his family’slife style. He’s tired of living in a van with his parents, J. P. and Gussie,and his younger sister, Ooma. He’s sick of peddling honey and pamphlets of hisfather’s writings. And most of all he hates stealing things, even though J. P.says it’s all right to “reclaim” necessities from society. Fergy listens to J.P. talk about the evils of “the system,” and gradually Fergy realizes that heno longer believes or respects his father. In fact, Fergy longs more thananything to be a part of that system! One day, when Fergy’s father steals a motorhome from an elderly couple who have befriended them, Fergy knows the time hascome to act. He’s fed up, and he has to escape. Early one morning, with Ooma intow, Fergy runs away. Gussie’s wealthy parents live in Boston, and Fergy hopesthat if he can find them, he and Ooma can have the “regular and normal” life helongs for. How Fergy comes to grips with hisrelationship with his parents and his own expectations makes a provocative, attimes painful, but always absorbing story about a boy’s determination to make abetter life for himself.

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Summary

Summary

At fourteen, Fergy is tired of his family’slife style. He’s tired of living in a van with his parents, J. P. and Gussie,and his younger sister, Ooma. He’s sick of peddling honey and pamphlets of hisfather’s writings. And most of all he hates stealing things, even though J. P.says it’s all right to “reclaim” necessities from society. Fergy listens to J.P. talk about the evils of “the system,” and gradually Fergy realizes that heno longer believes or respects his father. In fact, Fergy longs more thananything to be a part of that system!

One day, when Fergy’s father steals a motorhome from an elderly couple who have befriended them, Fergy knows the time hascome to act. He’s fed up, and he has to escape. Early one morning, with Ooma intow, Fergy runs away. Gussie’s wealthy parents live in Boston, and Fergy hopesthat if he can find them, he and Ooma can have the “regular and normal” life helongs for.

How Fergy comes to grips with hisrelationship with his parents and his own expectations makes a provocative, attimes painful, but always absorbing story about a boy’s determination to make abetter life for himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In addressing a boy’s dilemma over his sense of morality versus his responsibility to his parents, Collier raises some important questions…An engaging, fast-paced story, and readers, who will appreciate this view of these unorthodox characters, will have much to think about and discuss.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet out of the Past. He has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Boy’s Life. His honors include the Kidger Prize for Teaching, the Jane Addams Peace Prize, and the Newbery Honor.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.35
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English