Also Known as Rowan Pohi (Paperback)

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"A funny and poignant tale. . . . Fletcher's novel will resonate with fans of Chris Crutcher and Todd Strasser." -VOYA

In this unsettling, entertaining young adult novel, Ralph Fletcher tells the story of Bobby Steele and his pals, three guys waiting for tenth grade to begin. Out of their boredom, the imaginary Rowan Pohi (that's IHOP backwards) is born. Bobby applies to the prestigious private school Whitestone Prep in Rowan's name, and, amazingly, he's accepted. Eager to escape his public school and his unhappiness at home, Bobby becomes Rowan, hoping the two lives he's living will stay separate forever. For a short, exhilarating time, they do.

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: 9780547851549
ISBN-10: 0547851545
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: February 12th, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English