Another kind of Monday

by Coles, William E.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA COLES William
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA COLES William
Carnegie Library of Homestead Teen Fiction YA FIC Cole
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC Cole
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA COLES
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA COLES
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j COL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j COL
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult Fic YA Col
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  Fic YA Col
When Mark discovers money and a note concealed in the pages of a copy of Dickens' Great expectations, he undertakes a quest with his classmate Zeena that leads to more money, more clues to follow, and ultimately more knowledge of himself.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When Mark, a Pittsburgh high school senior, is assigned Great Expectations for holiday reading, he checks out a library copy-which happens to hold three crisp $100 bills and an anonymous note inviting the finder on a secret treasure hunt that promises even greater riches. This intriguing premise leads to some suspenseful, first-rate clue-cracking, as Mark solves the riddles in a series of cryptic notes. Each involves delving into colorful, curious pieces of Pittsburgh history. But Cole (coauthor of Funnybone) periodically downshifts as Mark's journey becomes one of self-discovery, and the momentum of the quest suffers, along with the story itself. His relationship with Zeena, a teenager of mixed race whom he chooses as his fellow "quester," evolves from friendship to romance; they share similar family-related problems, which are more or less resolved through insights gained from each other's perspective. These developments seem secondary, however, as do issues of race and feminism that surface in fairly broad, familiar terms. The answer to the final riddle, an attempt to tie together both strands-the quest of "great expectations" and the inner journey-proves a letdown in an otherwise imaginatively conceived plot. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Self-perception -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 234 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0689802544
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