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Punkzilla

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
An award-winning writer and playwright hits the open road for a searing novel-in-letters about a street kid on a highstakes trek across America.

For a runaway boy who goes by the name "Punkzilla," kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Portland, Oregon, is a prelude to a mission: reconnecting with his older brother, a gay man dying of cancer in Memphis. Against a backdrop of seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and hitched rides, the desperate fourteen-year-old meets a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. And in letters to his sibling, he catalogs them all - from an abusive stranger and a ghostly girl to a kind transsexual and an old woman with an oozing eye. The language is raw and revealing, crackling with visceral details and dark humor, yet with each interstate exit Punkzilla's journey grows more urgent: will he make it to Tennessee in time? This daring novel offers a narrative worthy of Kerouac and a keen insight into the power of chance encounters.

 
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Used availability for Adam Rapp's Punkzilla


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Hardback Editions

December 2010 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-60686-853-5 / 978-1-60686-853-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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December 2010 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Punkzilla (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 0-606-15372-1 / 978-0-606-15372-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 0-7636-3031-4 / 978-0-7636-3031-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 0-7636-5297-0 / 978-0-7636-5297-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-5113-3013-9 / 978-1-5113-3013-8
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-4418-9295-8 / 978-1-4418-9295-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-4418-9296-6 / 978-1-4418-9296-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-4418-9297-4 / 978-1-4418-9297-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
ISBN: 1-4418-9298-2 / 978-1-4418-9298-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Punkzilla
Author(s): Adam Rapp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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