Bound To Stay Bound

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 Super troop
 Author: Hale, Bruce

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 276 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 412035 ISBN: 9781338645996
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Scouts and scouting -- Fiction
 Camping -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Practical jokes -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Cooper just wants to spend the summer before 7th grade drawing and having adventures with his best friend, Nacho. Anything to keep his mind off the fact that his dad's new girlfriend and his mom's announcement that she's going to start dating. When one of his adventures with Nacho goes too far, Cooper's parents make him join the Boy Rangers, a dorky club that's all about discipline and rules, run by Mr. Pierce, a gruff ex-Marine.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 517481

   Booklist (03/15/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2022 In retrospect, Cooper acknowledges his escapade at the amusement park wasn’t a bright idea, but at the time, he didn’t realize it would turn his promising post-sixth-grade “Summer of Awesomeness” upside down. Two years after his parents’ divorce, they’re united on one thing: their son needs to learn discipline. Suddenly, he and Nacho (Ignacio, his best friend and partner in crime) are reluctantly spending three days a week as members of the local Ranger troop, where an ex-Marine attempts to whip his motley crew into shape while teaching them respect and survival skills. A demanding camping trip tests their mettle and leads Cooper to take an unexpected stand, surprising himself, his friends, and his parents. Cooper’s lively first-person narrative begins from a fairly narrow perspective, but as events unfold, he’s willing to consider other points of view. Hopeful, poignant, and doomed to failure, his attempts to reunite his parents will strike a chord with many readers. Hale, the author of the Chet Gecko series, weaves humor into the story as well. An enjoyable chapter book. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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