This Is Just A Test

This Is Just A Test

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about--his bar mitzvah is coming soon, his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything, his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other, he is beginning to notice girls, and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338037722
1338037722
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Shang, Wendy Wan Long - Author

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darladoodles
Sep 12, 2020

Dear Madelyn and Wendy,
Thank you for assisting me in ridding my psyche of the trauma that has been with me since I watched "The Day After" with friends in our college dorm. That movie made quite an impression on my 18-year-old self and reading this book was tremendously good therapy. This book and its companion ("Not Your All American Girl") are brilliant! Having live through the 80's as a teenager, I can attest to the strong sense of time. The characters in both books are so engaging. As with the companion/sequel, the grandmother conversations are gold. The pine cone trick -- hysterical! The narrative center around David's upcoming bar mitzvah, but also has enlightening trivia and glimpses into junior high in that time period. Please, please tell me that you are working on another book about the Horowitz family.
Sincerely,
Darla Dykstra

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