Slider by Pete Hautman

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Slider Read Online Free - Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.

David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he'll have to do better: he's going to compete in the Super Pigorino Bowl, the world's greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom's credit card and accidentally spent $2,000 on it. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren't enough, he's also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who, if the family believed in labels, would be labeled autistic, but they don't, so they just label him Mal). And don't even get started on the new weirdness going on between his two best friends, Cyn and HeyMan. Master talent Pete Hautman has cooked up a rich narrative shot through with equal parts humor and tenderness, and the result is a middle-grade novel too delicious to put down.

Title : Slider
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ISBN : 0763690708
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Ms. rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

ARC graciously provided by publisher upon request David is interested in competitive eating-- he can eat a pizza pretty quickly, and he's watched a lot of competitions and thinks he could probably do pretty well. When he accidentally bids $2,000 on a half hot dog and his bid wins, he turns to seve...

Beagle Lover rated it ★★★☆☆

August 19, 2017

Slider Solid 3.75 stars The MC, David, is the middle child with an older sister who is at college, extremely needy and always gets straight A's. The youngest, Mal, has autism and lives in a world of his own that no one seems to be able to break through. This leaves David stuck most of the time car...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

David, our winning narrator, is the middle and ignored child in a family that is barely hanging on. He feels he's in the shadow of his "perfect" sister, who is away at college and relied on a bit too much to handle his younger brother, who is on the autism spectrum. The only thing he is good at i...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Slider begins with three friends playing a friendly game of who can eat a pizza the fastest, with David trying to come closest to his favorite competitive eaters, Joey Chestnut and Jooky Garafalo's time. Then a simple online search leads David to an auction f...

Ashleigh rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

Thanks to Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy of this book-all opinions are my own. David is a kid stuck in the middle. He is sandwiched between an older sister who excels in college and a younger brother who requires round-the-clock supervision due to Autism. Like most middle children he feels...

Amy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 13, 2017

ARC provided by the publisher. This book caught my attention immediately with its main character--a boy "obsessively" focused on competitive eating. David is enjoying the summer before high school and doing what most kids do: hanging out with his friends, watching a sibling when his parents are bu...

Megan rated it ★★★★☆

January 11, 2018

This is a story of gluttony. David is a fan of eating contests, so much so that he feels compelled to make an online purchase of a half eaten hot dog leftover from his hero Jooky Garafalo's loss at the previous year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog contest. The only problem is, David accidentally misses...

Jenn rated it ★★★★☆

January 16, 2018

I was conflicted about whether to even read this book about a teen who enters competitive eating competitions. I am disturbed by the "sport" of competitive eating; however, Hautman addresses all the issues quite succinctly and does not excuse them. The overall story is great and I think this book...

La La rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2017

This story is everything! It is a about family, siblings, friends, honesty, responsibility, autism, and food... so many descriptions of food! This reads like a Middle Grade and is about finding your place in one's family, not coming of age, so even though the MC is fourteen years old I am conside...

Bethe rated it ★★★☆☆

January 28, 2018

Love the characters and how they develop throughout the book. Fun to see the world of competitive eating through the eyes of a teen. Made me a little bit hungry for pizza!

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