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Carl knows hes playing with fire every time he fixes up a stolen car stereo to resell. But he needs the money; how else is he going to get away from his boozing mom and her endless parade of classy guys.Then one night his mothers drinking gets out of control and Carls plan to get himself a decent life takes a nosedive.
Sent to live with distant relatives far away from the life he has always known, Carl is faced with a decision: run away and stick with The Plan, or come up with a new one . . . fast.

A strong central character . . . a well-placed, believable plot.
School Library Journal, starred review

Carls . . . turnabout is convincing enough to sustain the storys power.


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Used availability for Alden R Carter's Up Country

Hardback Editions

November 2004 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-606-32728-2 / 978-0-606-32728-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 1-4176-9708-3 / 978-1-4176-9708-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Up Country (Point Signature)
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-613-12229-1 / 978-0-613-12229-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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January 1999 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-606-15751-4 / 978-0-606-15751-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-399-21583-2 / 978-0-399-21583-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-14-240243-5 / 978-0-14-240243-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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June 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Up Country (Point Signature)
Author(s): Alden R Carter
ISBN: 0-590-43638-4 / 978-0-590-43638-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kindle Editions

September 2004 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Up Country
Author(s): Alden R Carter
Publisher: Speak
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