Winner of the Maine Literary Award Called arich and multidimensionala by School Library Journal in a starred review, Out of Nowhere follows Tom Bouchard: captain and star of the Enniston High School soccer team; boyfriend to one of the prettiest, most popular girls; and third in his class, likely to have his pick of any college (if he ever bothers filling out his applications). But life in his idyllic small Maine town quickly gets turned upside down after the events of 9/11. Enniston has become a asecondary migrationa location for Somali refugees seeking a better life after their country is destroyed by war. Tom hasnat thought much about his Somali classmates until four of them join the soccer team, including Saeed. He comes out of nowhere on the field to make impossible shots, and suddenly the team is winning, dominating even. But when Saeedas eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big way, heas left to grapple with a culture he doesnat understand and take responsibility for his actions. The refugees came out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. And Tom may find himself going nowhere, too, if he doesnat start trying to get somewhere. From the Hardcover edition.Realized he was in Porta#39; land, with a bunch of his other teammates, when the power went out and his Tracfone ran out of minutes. Too clueless about the weather and what a nora#39;easter was all about to realize he should have stayed put .
|Title||:||Out of Nowhere|
|Publisher||:||Knopf Books for Young Readers - 2013-02-12|