Free Reading Also Known as ElvisAuthor James Howe – Albawater.co

A very pleasant conclusion to The Misfits series This is Skeezie s book and he is a thoroughly likable character We witness him helping his mom keep the household with his two younger sisters going while she holds down two jobs, working at the local diner to bring in some extra cash and coming to terms with his father who shows up looking for a divorce after a two year absence during which he provided no child support And then there s the dog story Howe writes with affection and heart Thi A very pleasant conclusion to The Misfits series This is Skeezie s book and he is a thoroughly likable character We witness him helping his mom keep the household with his two younger sisters going while she holds down two jobs, working at the local diner to bring in some extra cash and coming to terms with his father who shows up looking for a divorce after a two year absence during which he provided no child support And then there s the dog story Howe writes with affection and heart This book will make his fans very happy I love this series It s not a series in the sense that Harry Potter s a series that you need to read in order Rather it s a collection of four books now The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis featuring four good friends In the Misfits we meet each of the four friends Joe, Skeezie, Bobby and Addie and learn about how they start an anti bullying campaign at their middle school This book actually inspired similar anti bullying campaigns in schools across the I love this series It s not a series in the sense that Harry Potter s a series that you need to read in order Rather it s a collection of four books now The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis featuring four good friends In the Misfits we meet each of the four friends Joe, Skeezie, Bobby and Addie and learn about how they start an anti bullying campaign at their middle school This book actually inspired similar anti bullying campaigns in schools across the nation The other three books each focus on one of the four friends Totally Joe, tells Joe s story Addie on the Inside, tells the story in Addie s voice, and Also Known as Elvis features Skeezie What I love about this series is how individual each character is and yet how the group still remains so close and supportive of one another.Skeezie Tookis dresses in his dad s old leather jacket and slicks back his So when he someone starts calling him Big E as in Elvis, no one is surprised It s the summer between 7th and 8th grade and Addie, Joe and Bobby are all off on exciting vacations with their families Meanwhile, Skeezie is at home in Paintbrush Falls working part time at the local diner and taking care of his two younger sisters His life has been tough since his dad left two years ago But this summer things start to change.A story about family, money, friendship, and what it means to take responsibility for your life Definitely a recommended read The Best Book in the SeriesI enjoyed reading the first two books in the series The third one just wasn t my thing but still done well James Howe s final book in the series felt like it was written for me Skeezie s journey to find himself No spoilers, just loved every tear stained page 4.75 for sweet potato fries, family and friends. The gang of 5 is back This time it s Schuyler Skeezie Tookis story As they head into the summer, having finally survived 7th grade, Addie, Joe and Bobby all have exciting plans But not Skeezie While his friends go off on great vacations, Skeezie is told that he needs to get a job to help pay the bills After his Dad left, Skeezie has been taking care of his sistersand trying to help his mother But money is tight, even with Mom working two jobs Quite luckily, Steffi at the Candy Ki The gang of 5 is back This time it s Schuyler Skeezie Tookis story As they head into the summer, having finally survived 7th grade, Addie, Joe and Bobby all have exciting plans But not Skeezie While his friends go off on great vacations, Skeezie is told that he needs to get a job to help pay the bills After his Dad left, Skeezie has been taking care of his sistersand trying to help his mother But money is tight, even with Mom working two jobs Quite luckily, Steffi at the Candy Kitchen offers Skeezie a job So, things are off to a pretty good start But then, as his grandmother always says, Look what the cat dragged in Skeezie s father returns, wanting to spend time with him Anger, confusion, and hope all hit Skeezie at once He s not really even sure what to feel What a time for all of his best friends to be gone But at least there s Steffi to talk to Skeezie has some important decisions to make and some truths to face I loved this book I think a lot of students will relate to Skeezie and his feelings toward his parents and their separation The powerful friendship that the four kids have maintained, despite their differences, is so enjoyable to read It s interesting that the book starts and finishes with a letter from Skeezie to his soon to be born son, Elvis Then retreats back 13 years to tell the story of the summer that changed everything Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the bestselling and acclaimed quartet that began with The MisfitsSkeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn t looking forward to this summer in Paintbrush Falls While his best friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are off on exciting adventures, he s stuck at home, taking care of his sisters and working five days a week to help out his mom True, he gets to hang out at the Candy Kitchen with the awesome HellomynameisSteffi, but he also has to contend with Kevin Hennessey s never ending bullying And then there s the confusing world of girls, especially hot and cold Becca, his maybe crush And the dog that he misses terribly And the dad who left two years before, whom Skeezie is convinced is the cause of all his troubles In the words of the King, Skeezie Tookis is All Shook Up Skeezie s got the leather jacket of a tough guy, but a heart of gold and his story, the fourth and final chapter of the beloved Misfits series, is brimming with life s tough choices, love in all directions, and enough sweet potato fries to go around And so we finally have Skeezie s character book as the conclusion for James Howe s wonderful Misfits series From the very start of the series, I could always tell that Skeezie wasthan the wise guy Howe has written him to be It seemed to me that he was an actor who knows how to leave his problems at home where he thought they ought to be, and then put on the joker role he plays for the Gang of Five this book sort of proved this to me in some ways In this final book, Skeezie learns so And so we finally have Skeezie s character book as the conclusion for James Howe s wonderful Misfits series From the very start of the series, I could always tell that Skeezie wasthan the wise guy Howe has written him to be It seemed to me that he was an actor who knows how to leave his problems at home where he thought they ought to be, and then put on the joker role he plays for the Gang of Five this book sort of proved this to me in some ways In this final book, Skeezie learns so much in this one week without his friends around him perhaps without the people he needs to put on his joker role, he was forced to face things he would have put off thinking about We see how much he has grown from the moment he was introduced in chapter 1 of the Misfits to this life changing summer of his to even 12 years later while he waits to for his son to be born and be a father he totally deserves to be a father after all he s learned and been through This book is a wonderful sendoff to the Misfits series and characters It leaves you with a sense of nostalgia as you see the characters 12 years after you ve met them as 12 year old kids It also gives you a sense of happiness because one way or another, they received a happy ending you know they deserved Don tlookatmeI mnotcrying The main characters are skeezie, bobby, joe, addie, mom and dad The book is about a kid that has to help his mother out with paying the bill and a dead beat dad that comes back and wants his son to live with him I conclude that he will have fun at the end and decide to live with his mom Great ending to the Misfits books, read it in three hours but I read it as an ARC, so let s see how it turns out once it hits shelves This is the best book in the series by far.I thought this book would be a bad way to end the series because I thought Skeezie was funny, but not really a complex character or someone that I d want to talk to without a group of people because he just seemed a little dumb and boring But then I met him And I like fell in love He really cares about his family and is awesome He still is acts masculine, though, which is not a priority really for me, but it is interesting that the author was able t This is the best book in the series by far.I thought this book would be a bad way to end the series because I thought Skeezie was funny, but not really a complex character or someone that I d want to talk to without a group of people because he just seemed a little dumb and boring But then I met him And I like fell in love He really cares about his family and is awesome He still is acts masculine, though, which is not a priority really for me, but it is interesting that the author was able to create a guy that I thought was all tough guy or guy guy as Joe calls it and then it turns out he s got real feelings and it doesn t feel like he did a 180 between the the 3rd and 4th books Like I said, I didn t have high hopes for this book, or to be honest, any of the books after The Misfits but this book just finished the series in the best way possible Also the books feel connected but also like thy re written by 4 different kids Which is an awesome thing that James Howe did Like the kids each explain the reason for the name The Gang of Five in their own way And Bobby s thing is swear on a stack of pancakes , Skeezie makes lists, etc To sum it up AWESOME Also Known as Elvis is the final of four books in The Misfits series Each book is from the perspective of one of four friends who for various reasons don t fit in with the popular kids and jocks at Paintbrush Falls High in upstate New York I read Also Known as Elvis out of order am currently reading Totally Joe , having already completed The Misfits and Addie on the Inside It doesn t matter though All of the books are stand alones even though each contains references to events Also Known as Elvis is the final of four books in The Misfits series Each book is from the perspective of one of four friends who for various reasons don t fit in with the popular kids and jocks at Paintbrush Falls High in upstate New York I read Also Known as Elvis out of order am currently reading Totally Joe , having already completed The Misfits and Addie on the Inside It doesn t matter though All of the books are stand alones even though each contains references to events and the history covered in the others I know when I finish Totally Joe , which I m within a few pages of doing, I ll wish there were another one Fortunately, these books are four ofthan 80 from board books through young adult author James Howe has written for young readers Does Bunnicula sound familiar One that piques my interest is A people who would not kneel Panama, the United States, and the San Blas Kuna , which I m adding to my to read list