Five Star Amazon Reviews! Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a Fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero by Rick Meyer
Great five star customer reviews of Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a Fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero by Rick Meyer. Get the hardcover, paperback or ebook version this fall and enjoy a great fall read.
Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a Fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero by Rick Meyer
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-942146-39-1
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-942146-40-7
eBook ISBN: 978-1-942146-41-4
Paperback: $15.95 | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
eBook: $9.99 ($2.99 Kindle MatchBook) | Amazon
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“Simultaneously heartwarming, heartbreaking and humorous, Rick Meyer takes you along on the summer adventures of a young boy as he faces all the complex challenges of growing up. Whether you are a kid of today or 40 years ago, you will relate to Ricky as he tries to enjoy the simple summer pleasures of bike riding and ice cream while neighborhood bullies, difficult father-son relationships, and inner struggles get in the way.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon
“This book is a compelling read from start to finish. An honest and heartfelt portrayal of a boy’s summer exploring the neighborhood on his bike, coping with bullies and uncomfortable friendships – and dealing with his hard working parents. A slice of life story told with humor and realistic responses of a 10 year old boy. I enjoyed it as an adult, but I think fourth or fifth graders would love it.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon
“While reading Meyer’s Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero, my mind kept drifting to Susan Patron’s 2007 award winning The Higher Power of Lucky. Flush is an excellent read that includes the authentic inclusion of young male voices; the realistic relationships between young boys; the way a reader may identify with a kid who is a loner and yet quite able to have many great hours of summer fun; and the understandable difficulty in the communication between father and son. Meyer sprinkles humor throughout the book and Ricky’s thoughts and his way of being a child were excellently portrayed. I felt close to Ricky, like I’d want to watch him out the window if I could. I wondered if I had lived on his street when I was a kid if we might have been friends. I hope so.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon
“One of these books that just NEEDED to be written. Now it has been you somehow can’t imagine the world without it! Bullying, humor, growing up, courage, sympathy and a play with language and everyday things – they’re all there, and more. In abundance, flowing into and through the reader’s mind, and life. Very highly recommended.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon
“Flush is a delightful romp through childhood, and a detailed picture of what life was like growing up in the 60s. The narrator invites readers into the mind of a young boy trying to navigate his way through family, school, and neighborhood events. He’s a warm and likable kid, who trusts us with his secrets and fears, even while inviting us to laugh with and at his adventures.” – Amazon Customer, Amazon
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About Flush: The Exaggerated Memoir of a Fourth Grade Scaredy-Cat Super-Hero
When fourth grade ends, Ricky is on his own for the summer because his parents have jobs and his sisters are, well, they’re sisters so he’s not interested in them. The summer begins on a high note as he begins gathering items left at people’s curbsides, things like lawn mowers, baby strollers, old lamps, and appliances.
His plans to build a vehicle go well, and then he starts building a robot. But his plans are interrupted as he rides around the neighborhood one morning and gets jumped by Mike. Mike beats up Ricky, leaving him bloody and his bike in ruins. Fearing his father’s reaction to the wrecked bike and his mother’s reaction to his torn and bloody clothing, Ricky hides both and secretly works on repairing his bike.
His relationship with his father is confusing for Ricky as he tries to please him but just cannot seem to do so. Ricky’s father is equally confused by their relationship. The summer meanders through other adventures, including a recurring nightmare in which Ricky, a skinny kid, is flushed down the toilet. Catastrophe follows disaster as Ricky works to keep his summer secrets from his parents, fearing they will get a babysitter to keep watch over him if they know some of the many things that have been going on.