Chick: Lister

Chick: Lister

Book - 2015
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Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father's impossible expectations--or, at least, that's how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for him, which he copes with by making lists. He itemizes every aspect of his life, from his daily routine to the things that make him nervous. But as the pressure of school and his budding romance with his debating teammate Audrey builds, his compulsion starts to feel impossible to control--or conceal.
Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Pub., 2015.
ISBN: 9781459810006
Characteristics: 129 pages ;,18 cm.


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cmlibrary_khunter Jun 13, 2016

Review by Kennedy, a teen at North County Library:

"Chick is a fourteen year old old boy who is forced to live up to his father’s expectations throughout the story. Due to the stress from those expectations, he compulsively writes lists to organizes his thoughts. Throughout the story, Chick’s father plays an emotional toll on the family by pressuring them to be perfect and after realizing this, his father decides to better himself by seeing a counselor. Tol shows Chick’s development and how he gains more confidence by getting a girlfriend and his father’s changed actions. Chick is a relatable character to many teens who also feel that they have to live up to someone’s expectations. His interactions with his girlfriend and father make the story interesting and believable for readers."

BAIR Jul 03, 2015

Chick is a kid who tries to live up to his father's expectations and suffers anxiety because of it and writes lists as a way of coping. A short, easy read and perfect for someone who prefers shorter books. ***Teen Book***

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