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Capstone Editions


by Vince Vawter
Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio

The sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy and a Fall 2018 Junior Library Guild selection   Victor Vollmer isn’t a paperboy anymore.   He’s a copyboy now, but his duties at the newspaper get interrupted by a last request from Mr. Spiro, the old man who became Victor’s mentor and helped him take on his stutter in the beloved novel Paperboy, a Newbery Honor Book.   Victor takes off on a journey that sends him hundreds of miles from home—toward the teeth of a gathering storm. Confronted by an unfamiliar and threatening world, he meets a girl who is strong, smart, and bold like no one he’s known before, and together they venture to the place where river meets sea. When they wind up racing to evade a hurricane, Victor finds out what the fates have in store for him.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level12-15 Years
Reading LevelGrades 6-9
GenreRealistic Fiction
SubjectHobbies & Crafts, History
Trim Size5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Page Count240
* Currently on backorder.



Booklist - Ilene Cooper

"The road trip has a Huckleberry Finn–like hue as Victor's travels introduce him to a wide-ranging cast of characters, all of whom have something to teach. Vawter turns a phrase with skill and style; Victor remains a carefully drawn narrator whose preoccupation with his stutter changes and evolves. . . .If the world truly has only two stories—someone goes on a journey and a stranger comes to town—this is a fine mix of both." - Booklist

August 1, 2018

School Library Journal - Molly Saunders, Homewood Public Library, AL

"The carefully crafted novel moves slowly, building to a palpable tension as Victor and the hurricane travel toward their mutual destination. . . .Although Victor must still cope with his stutter, this book focuses more on his struggle to understand and express his purpose in the wider world. A thoughtful, character-driven novel that offers a nuanced depiction of coastal Louisiana in the 1960s; perfect for fans of historical fiction." - School Library Journal

July 1, 2018


Kirkus Reviews

"STARRED REVIEW! Victor's first-person voice—enhanced by the teen's love of language—is brilliantly authentic and heartfelt, especially with his ever challenging stutter. . . .Even the dead man comes fully to life, joining a remarkable cast of meticulously nuanced characters. . . .A lyrical and immersive journey." - Kirkus Reviews

June 15, 2018

Chapter 16 - Tina Chambers

"...a sequel worthy of its exceptional predecessor. . . .Vince Vawter’s Copyboy leaves behind the happy memory of time well-spent and the hope of additional travels to come." - Chapter 16

June 28, 2001



Junior Library Guild

Fall 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection

July 1, 2018

Vince Vawter

Vince Vawter

Vince Vawter was reared in Memphis and spent forty years in the newspaper business as a writer, editor, and publisher. He is the author of PAPERBOY, winner of a 2014 Newbery Honor. He and his wife live on a small farm near Knoxville.

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