Launching The Guppy
Paperback, 98 Pages
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In the late 60's, three teenage boys set out for a summertime adventure down the Sacramento River and discover more than they had expected. Along with the crumbling of youthful innocence, they stumbled across a kidnapping of a classmate. This book will take you back to a time when high school students had more freedoms.
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Sep 20, 2010Well written, easy read. Brought back memories of times when kids were out playing until the street lights came on. Looking forward to his next book.
Sep 4, 2010I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short story. It reminded me of life back when I was a teenager, except that this had me wanting to know what would be happening next during these teenagers Summer vacation. It had drama and excitement that made it fun to read. I could have done without the fowl language that was used a few times, but all in all it was a good read.
Aug 25, 2010By Kathy I found this book to be very easy reading. Having grown up inthe area all of the locations were very familar. It did take me back to my high school days having graduated from El Camino High School of a time when you could just be kids and not worry about being gunned down or gangs. When you could go to the river and have a good time. I really recommend reading the book. I give the book 5 stars.
Aug 23, 2010A great young adult adventure, this story of 3 teenage boys' summer adventure is exciting, well paced, and will appeal to many Sacramento, CA locals. The story is about 3 young men rafting down the Sacramento River through the heart of California. Although the trip starts off as planned (including some teen hijinks) the boys are quickly engulfed in a life and death struggle to save one of their classmates from a kidnapper.
Aug 21, 2010This book took me back to my high school days and summer vacation in Northern Calif. How excited my friends and I would get at the end of each school year as Summer Vacation was upon us again. It brought back high school memories that I had not even thought about for years. I enjoyed the fact that this book was short and easy to get into. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys short stories. Jim
Aug 18, 2010Great Book! The book took me back in time since I was a teenager living in the Sacramento area when the book takes place. I went to the same places as the characters so it seemed like I was there with them participating in their adventures. I have known Greg all my life and I think he did an outstanding job for his first book. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Aug 15, 2010The book is easy reading and written well. The story brought back memories when I was a kid and a young adult having the freedom that teenage kids don't have today.
Aug 12, 2010This was a very quick read. I spotted a few insignificant typo errors. I usually read only non-fiction or biographies. I strongly suspect that this book with written based on some of the authors' own real experiences as to the scenery, location and era in which it takes place. I could relate to it well in that I am of the same age group and now live in the same area. The cars, the drive-ins, the music and goings on of which he described were like a flashback in time to my high school days. I found myself laughing out loud since I could relate so well. In some parts it was a bit campy, perhaps like a teeny bopper movie or LMN flick. I couldn't quite wrap my head around some of the verbal language used since I was not accustomed to it during that time. Nevertheless, it kept me well-engrossed and interested enough to read it through until the very end. I found the ending to be quite coincidental, but sometimes things really happen that way. Finally, I have a high respect for the writer... More > as I also share his non-racial, unprejudiced thinkings which was something that was not openly expressed or common back in the late 60's. Again, since I rarely read fiction, I rate this book four (4) stars.< Less
Aug 1, 2010Having grown up in Sacramento, this book took me right to a place and time that I could relate to. It will bring back high school memories that everyone can relate to. Even as a short story, it does develop a number of intense moments for the 3 teens to deal with. It is an easy and quick read. I would reccommend to anyone wanting to relive some youth time memories.
Jul 27, 2010I really felt like I was back in the time when teenage kids could do more and be more. This is a book that will take you back to that kind of freedom. It is a quick read and entertaining to the exciting ending. There is puppy love and being macho. There is the sense of actully being in that time of our history and the story wraps you in that energy of freedom and self reliance that was the norm back then. Launching the Guppy is fun. I really recommend reading it.
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- Gregory M. Mize (Standard Copyright License)
- Gregory M. Mize
- August 27, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.43 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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