Antsy Does Time

Antsy Does Time

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
Antsy Bonano, narrator of The Schwa Was Here, is back with another crazy tale. This time, Antsy signs a month of his life over to his "dying" classmate Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of "living on borrowed time." But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? And when a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy starts to wonder if he has tempted fate by trying to play God . . . .

Baker & Taylor
A sequel to the award-winning The Schwa Was Here finds Antsy dedicating his time to a dying classmate and enlisting his peers to do the same before suspecting that the classmate may have exaggerated the severity of his condition. Reprint.

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Fourteen-year-old Anthony "Antsy" Bonano learns about life, death, and a lot more when he tries to help a friend with a terminal illness feel hopeful about the future.

Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780142414873
Characteristics: 247 p ; cm

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Jun 06, 2012

awesome book with funny- ness

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COOL_MAN
Aug 21, 2011

Antsy Does Time is a book about a boy named Anthony Bonano who has a friend named Gunnar Umlaut. Gunnar says that he only has a few months to live, so Antsy, being as friendly as possible, makes “contracts” that people can use to give periods o time to another person, just as someone would give money to another person. But this new life system causes good and bad things to happen. Antsy soon falls in love with Gunnar’s sister, Kjersten. Soon, everyone is giving time to Gunnar, but the more people give time, the more superstitious people become, especially when Antsy’s dad gives 2 years of life to Gunnar, he gets a heart attack.
I liked the book Antsy Does Time, because it is a funny book, but it also makes you think a little bit.

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