The Weirdo

The Weirdo

by Theodore Taylor

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Overview


Chip Clewt, known simply as the weirdo, lives like a hermit in the Powhatan Swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge that is at the center of a heated controversy between local hunters and environmentalists. A hunting ban on the Powhatan is about to expire. The environmentalists want to protect the wildlife; the hunters are oiling their guns. Then someone completely unexpected comes forward to spearhead the conservation effort--the weirdo.

Includes a reader's guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152056667
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.

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The Weirdo 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sam Sanders is a young girl who has never been involved with danger, until she comes home from school and finds something suspicious. She lives on a dirt road away from the town in the middle of nowhere. She runs over to where there was a blanket lying over something. She sees the head of a man, and is scared right out of her shoes. She calls her parents and the cops, and they are right on the scene. A few weeks later, her aunt and uncle ask her to watch their dog, Buck. He is one of the best hunting dogs in the United States. Her Uncle Jack paid her a lot, because Buck was the most important to him. After the leave for vacation, Buck runs after a bear. She can¿t find him, so she has to sleep in a tree stump. She hears something walking towards her and notices that it¿s a man. She got ready to scream, but didn¿t. The man is carrying a dead person, but doesn¿t see Sam. She runs to the Clewt¿s house for safety. She meets Chip, and they want to catch the killer. Will that be possible for the two? What I liked best about the book was all the action that took place. You want to put the book down, but another good scene comes up. The one thing I didn¿t like was all the Indian passages. This book reminds me of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, because a guy goes around and kills people. People that would like this book would be ones that like mysteries. This is a pretty good book that I encourage to others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It has a lot of mystery. I like to read are mystery books so that's why I thought it was great. I don't recommend this book to anyone if you don't like mystery. I did this as a school project for Mrs. Pope at EMS. Some characters throughout the book are Samantha, Chip, and Tom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book on a project for Ellis Middle School. It's one of the books I liked that I have read for school assaignments. I'm happy that my teacher chose this book for us to read. She is one of the bestest teachers out there that you can find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book in my school library and I've read it four times since then. You just can't beat this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts off exciting and suspenseful. who cant resist a good suspenseful mystery book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! It was an awesome story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever written! It's not only chatchy, but intresting and a page turner. You never want to put it down
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Weirdo by Theodore Taylor is the best book I've ever read, and I loved it the first time I read it. It is full of excitement and suspense, and I recommend it to all audiences. Read this book and buy it from Barnes and Nobel. They're great too. And actually I rate this book at a 100 stars, if there were such thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey everyone, this is a great book and it got me a 99-A on a book report. It is a good book to read for a report or just for enjoyment. I would recomend it to middle school students on up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not just a scarred boy saving helpless animals, but one who slowly learned to come out of hiding with a little help rrom a girl on his roof. Could read it again and I just finished it for the second time.
avhacker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it was pretty good but i got bored with all the bvear tracking stuff in book 2
BetsySanford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This ecology-themed murder mystery is a good choice for advanced students as an ecology- related novel study in life science.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please lend this to me
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Jerk. *sets Dark on fire with powers*
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The Weirdo is a great book to read. It keeps you wondering what going to happen next. I like it! I wish everybody could read this book.
S-Leatherman More than 1 year ago
This is a great novel, I absolutely love it! It keeps you on the edge of your seat, keeps you wondering! I recommend mainly to a younger audience!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was HORRIBLE!!!! Unless you like enviromental stuff, don't read this. They make it sound so extravegant and then it's just soooooooo boring. DON'T READ IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the worst book ever! it stunk! me and a few girls trade mystery books! we went to the library and chose a few books i choosed this one!!!! i was soooo stupid!!!! i was the only one among my frends who read it i told them it was horible! they took my word for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, The Weirdo, is so interesting once you read the first page you will be glued to it until the end. You must read it!! The Weirdo is one of the most interesting books I have ever read and I¿ve read a lot of books in my life. Charles ¿Chip¿ Clewt is a troubled teenager trying to fit in with everyone around him. This is highly impossible to him because he has been burned. His whole left side of his body is an almond color. As you read on you will find that the physical shape of this young man¿s body doesn¿t matter to a girl named Sam. You will be amazed about how Chip helps save the Powhatan swamp and regains his self-esteem back. This book is somewhat romantic if you want to call it that. Chip finds Sam on his roof after she experiences one of the most horrific sights ever. Sam a beautiful young lady in Chip¿s eyes wants to experience having a friend. Sam does not think Chip is attractive in any way what so ever. But she thinks he¿s attractive in his own way like being nice and very smart. I mean come on he graduated high school at the age of fifteen years old. So think about do you think it¿s romantic? When you finish you will be astonished for it is one of the most fascinating books you have ever read! (I hope) I loved it, it was mesmerizing. Do you really want to know more about The Weirdo? Well you can¿t from me at least! Just go to your public library and check it out! You will be mesmerized by the exciting adventure filled pages of The Weirdo!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a really good book. I had to read it for a school project and i am soo glad that we got ot read it!!! I think that i am going to read it over and over again!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for a school project, and let me tell you, this is literally the worst book I have ever read. The story is a drag. It's supposed to be a mystery book but doesn't have any suspense in it whatsoever. The author instead gives us two teenagers who try to save bears from hunters in a swamp. Please, don't read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the better books that I have read. The plot was interesting and I also like how the author gave the characters real personalities. If you live in the eastern part of North Carolina you can relate to the story very well. There is also some very good action parts in the book that make you want to never put the book. I would highly recomend this book to people who like mystery books.