Download Sport by Louise Fitzhugh Book ¾ 224 pages

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Download Sport by Louise Fitzhugh Book ¾ 224 pages ¾ Eleven year old Sport Rocue is living a happy life keeping his father's absentmindedness under control and managing the family budget When Kate Sport's new and nice stepmother enters the picture things couldn't be better Then comes the news Sport's wealthy grandfather has justGs couldn't be better Then comes the news Sport's wealthy grandfather has just died and Sport is a multimillionaire But millions of dollars euals millions of problems as Sport soon discovers when his Sport is my favorite character in Harriet the Spy so I was excited to learn that Fitzhugh wrote a book about him The flavorless text on the back flap says Young readers will remember Sport as the kid who lived with his father ran the house and managed the money Old readers like me remember him tooSadly this book is just as flavorless as its blurb Sport lacks the zing of Harriet and its follow up The Long Secret Harriet the Spy has a pretty loose plot For about 23 of the book all she does is go around and spy on people It's not until the final 13 when her friends find her spy diary does the book have a solid story thread Sport meanders for about 910 of the book Sport's awful mother yells at him Sport's dad gets married to his angelic girlfriend Kate Sport hangs out with his multi ethnic friends Sport's grandfather dies Then Sport's demonic mother kidnaps him and holds him hostage to try and keep all of her dead father's inheritance That last part could have been the plot of a whole book but it's literally a chapter and a halfI didn't mind Harriet meandering because her spying was interesting The people she watched felt like real people weird people round characters with their own lives to observe Everyone in Sport is one note His mother is an evil harpy a less subtle version of Beth Ellen's awful mother in The Long Secret Sport's black friend is black we're reminded on almost every page His dad the closest thing to a round character is dopey but harmless Sport's new stepmom Kate is too good to be believed a walking saint who makes them breakfast lunch dinner and still holds down a job and pays the bills and has a sense of humor and doesn't mind dad's bad driving andThe high point of this book is when Sport trolls his rich mom and aunt by inviting his black friend his fat friend and Harriet over for dinner Harriet is a little older but just as obnoxious and funny Whenever the kids are offered cranberry juice they freak out A running gag I don't understand At the end Fitzhugh touches on racist cops in New York City which is uite interesting but weird coming out of left field in an otherwise cartoonish bookFitzhugh died before Sport was published As a result this feels like the sketch of a story sadly left unfinished without any personality

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Eleven year old Sport Rocue is living a happy life keeping his father's absentmindedness under control and managing the family budget When Kate Sport's new and nice stepmother enters the picture thin I must have read this as a kid I know I read HARRIET THE SPY then read it in 2004 and was blown away and probably got out of it as a 38 year old than an 8 year old A true classic Like The Chocolate War it's head and shoulders above most of the competition Deals with some tough issues is Sport's dad an alcoholic In a very real non dogmatic and ovbious way which is my beef about uite a bit of the children's and YA stuff that I read today everything is spelled out in big bold letters What a true loss Fitzhugh's death iswas

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Sport by Louise FitzhuMother returns and kidnaps him to double her share of the inheritance Life at the Plaza Hotel is no fun when you're a prisoner Will Sport manage to return his life to normal From the Hardcover editi This book made me shout so with laughter that my mother came running to see if I was alright I read it the summer after high school when I was stuck home with a broken leg and I must admit I don't remember the plot all that clearly But it has to do with Sport one of the two best friends of Harriet the Spy the son of a starving writer who tries to balance his dad's impracticality by learning to keep the books and cook the vegetables all before turning 10 I believe Harriet is uite a sharp tongued bitch in her own book but she really outdoes herself in this one I can't remember what it was she said that so amused me but I do know it's worth finding out for yourself