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The Whistling Toilets

Randy Powel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A fun, fast-paced romantic comedy

Sixteen-year-old Stan Claxton is recruited to coach his best friend, Ginny, a nationally ranked junior tennis player, through a local tournament. He is also supposed to find out why she has recently fallen into a slump. As Stan and Ginny slowly figure out just how their friendship will proceed, readers will delight in a quirky assortment of characters: Guballa and Wilcutts, Stan's other best friends, who both have the hots for Ginny; a female aerobics instructor with an incredible body and a face like Humphrey Bogart's; a glamorous unranked tennis player who might be a thief; Clinkt Eastwood--maybe; and the sophisticated Lord Boxton, one of Stan's tennis heroes, who previously owned the world's most expensive racquet. And then there are the whistling toilets. But readers will have to wait until the end of the novel to find out about those.

By no means a novel for sports lovers only, Randy Powell's latest assortment of likable eccentrics will win over readers of all predilections.

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The Whistling Toilets
1IT HAD BEEN RAINING all day and I had to ride my bike home from my after-school job, which in eleven days would turn into my summer job. I wanted to make sure my mom saw how drenched I was. I found her in the kitchen boiling wieners. She looked surprised to see me."Hey. What're you doing here? You're supposed to be at the Forresters'.""I know. Look at me. This is how wet you get when you have to ride your bike everywhere instead of having a--""Bus pass?" Mom said, smiling. "You'd better get changed and hurry over there. Bitsy just called. They're wondering where you a
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Randy Powel

  • Randy Powell is the author of five novels, including Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray? and Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Randy Powel

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