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Rocket Boys (aka October Sky)
Rocket Boys - aka October Sky
Author: Homer Hickam
"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives. I didn't know that if a girl broke your heart, another girl, virtuous at least in spirit, could mend it on the same night. A...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385333207
ISBN-10: 038533320X
Publication Date: 9/15/1998
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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mmmustafa avatar reviewed Rocket Boys (aka October Sky) on + 7 more book reviews
This was an amazing coming-of-age book, similar in many regards to Stephen King's novella, The Body. That was later turned into the movie, Stand By Me.

Rocket Boys / October Sky is based on a true story, and it's well worth the read. The science of rockets, the lives of Appalachian coal miners, and the dreams of teenagers in the late 1950's are real and captivating. I highly recommend this book!