Also Known as Rowan Pohi (Hardcover)

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Will the real Rowan Pohi please stand?

To dispel boredom while waiting for tenth grade to begin, Bobby and his friends create an imaginary kid named Rowan Pohi (that's IHOP backwards) and apply to the prestigious Whitestone Prep in Rowan's name. When, surprisingly, Rowan's application is accepted, Bobby impulsively reinvents himself as Rowan and embarks on an edgy life of deception in the rarefied world of Whitestone. Told with Ralph Fletcher's trademark blend of humor and depth, the story of Rowan's rise and fall is a funny, poignant, and suspenseful riff on the adolescent search for identity.

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher is the versatile author of 30-some books, including (for young readers) novels, picture book texts, poetry, and books about writing, as well as books for writing teachers. Recipient of a master's degree in fiction from Columbia University, he worked in New York City classrooms for the Teachers College Writing Project, designed to help teachers develop better ways of teaching writing. He travels widely to teach writing and talk about his work. Mr. Fletcher lives in Durham, NH, with his wife and four sons. His website is

Praise For…

"Hearts will go out to Bobby as he learns that being true to himself is as important as realizing his dreams."-Publishers Weekly  "Bobby's family and home life are authentically depicted, and teens will respond to Bobby's desire to create a path to his dreams and root for his crazy idea to work."--Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547572086
ISBN-10: 0547572085
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 199
Language: English