Anthem of A Reluctant Prophet

Anthem of A Reluctant Prophet

Book - 2007
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"Stan," I said, and I said it kind of loud so of course he had to look up. "Tomorrow morning: 8:37. The red van with the out-of-state plates? You go head to head. You lose. You die."

After freakishly foretelling the death of a friend, Luke Hunter becomes big news in Stokum, his rank little pinprick of a hometown. Terrified, but pretending not to be, Luke holds everyone--the local media, his buddy Fang, the Polish widow next door--at arm's length as he lurches through a personal minefield studded with previously unconsidered existential ponderings, Christian fundamentalists, a missing teen's frantic mother, and a dream girl who isn't his.

Hormonal and funny, exhilarating and wise, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet slyly explores the need to belong, the isolation of youth, and the powerful brew of fear and truth, music and noise, that plays inside us all.

Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, c2007
ISBN: 9780670066681
Branch Call Number: FIC PRO
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 19 cm


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Sep 26, 2009

Good book. A little predictable in spots. I liked the drama though.


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EPLPicks_Teen Apr 06, 2010

When Luke correctly foretells the death of a friend, his life will never be the same.

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