If I were in high school, this is how I would picture it. I’m pretty sure Mr. Goode is a teenager, even though I have been told he is an adult. He has a way of not just explaining the teenage mind, but understanding teen motives as well. I have only ever met one other adult who has this quality. I think it’s very important that an adult writing for young adults understands us. If they don’t, we can see through the story right away, and it makes the story automatically fiction in our heads. Each book in the foster high series is very realistic. Kyle and Brad are so very real to me. They are like friends I have never met, and people I look up to. See, what makes them so real is their flaws. They are not perfect people. Not everything they do makes sense. As with the books before in this series, this is a story of hope and survival. There also seems to be one drama after another in this town. In 151 Days, Mr. Goode did a great job giving me closure to the things we learned in the first three books.
This book contains a school shooting. While no one dies, it is an intense scene and, because of that, I might recommend this for 14 years and older. Nonetheless, all the Foster High books are a must read. I give this story 5 marbles.~Timmy
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To Wish for Impossible Things
(a lost tale from The Tales from Foster High)
(a lost chapter from The End of Innocence)
About 151 Days
With just 151 days left until the school year ends, Kyle Stilleno is running out of time to fulfill the promise he made and change Foster, Texas, for the better. But Kyle and his boyfriend, Brad Graymark, have more than just intolerance to deal with. Life, college, love, and sex have a way of distracting them, and they’re realizing Foster is a bigger place than they thought. When someone from their past returns at the worst possible moment, graduation becomes the least of their worries.