Don't Call Me Ishmael!Author: Michael Gerard Bauer
This title is suitable for ages 12+
Featured in the June, 2006 magazine
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"There's no easy way to put this, so I'll say it straight out. It's time I faced up to the truth. I'm fourteen years old and I have Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome. There is no cure." And there is no instant cure to not fitting in. But that won't stop Ishmael and his intrepid band of misfits from taking on bullies, bugs, babes, the Beatles, debating, and the great white whale in the toughest, the weirdest, the most embarrassingly awful ... and the best year of their lives. By the award-winning author of The Running Man.
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, Children's Book of the Year Awards Year: 2007 Prize: Older Readers
Award: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2007 Prize: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
Category:Children's Young Adults