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Buck Fever Cynthia Chapman Willis

Buck Fever

Cynthia Chapman Willis

Published
ISBN : 9780312382971
Hardcover
240 pages
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Twelve-year-old Joey MacTagerts dad wants his son to carry on the family tradition of hunting. But Joey has buck fever—he cant pull the trigger on a deer, and hates the idea of killing animals. Hes more interested in art and hockey, twoMoreTwelve-year-old Joey MacTagerts dad wants his son to carry on the family tradition of hunting. But Joey has buck fever—he cant pull the trigger on a deer, and hates the idea of killing animals. Hes more interested in art and hockey, two activities that his dad barely acknowledges.Joeys dad wants him to use his special skill in tracking to hunt down the big antlered buck that roams the woods near their home. Joey knows how to track Old Buck, but has kept secret from his father the reason hes gained the deers trust. When trouble between his parents seems to escalate, Joey and his older sister, Philly, find themselves in the middle of tensions they dont fully understand. Joey wants to keep the peace, and if conquering his buck fever will do it, he has to try.Buck Fever is a nominee for the 2003 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.