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Buddha Boy
by Kathe Koja | Teens
Registered by wingrem_NON-938592wing on 9/27/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by MollyGrue): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Thursday, September 27, 2007

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tbr 


Journal Entry 2 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Monday, February 11, 2008

9 out of 10

From back cover:

The kids at Edward Rucher High School call Jinsen "Buddha Boy"--he wears oversize tie-dyed dragon T-shirts, shaves his head, and always seems to be smiling. He's clearly a freak. Then Justin is paired with him for a class project. All Justin wants to do is get it over with and go back to hanging out with his friends.... until he discovers Jinsen's incredible artistic talent. And the more he gets to know Jinsen, the more Justin questions his own beliefs. But being friends with Buddha Boy isn't simple, especially when Justin realizes he's going to have to take sides. What matters more: the high school social order or getting to know someone extraordinary?


This is a book for young adults. It's a very quick read (117 pages). Simple and yet very meaningful. I found this lovely little book to be like a breath of fresh air. This was the first book I've read by Kathe Koja and I liked it so well I would love to read more by her. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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This wonderful book is going on a bookring journey!

1. cafekat- PA
2. Discoverylover- NZ
3. Juli2007- AUS
4. JoolsW- UK
5. Cassiopaeia- UK
6. UnwrittenLibra- MA
7. NMReader- NM
8. Plaidy- Utah
9. back to me
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrem_NON-938592wing at another bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (2/13/2008 UTC) at another bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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It begins it's bookring journey with cafekat. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 5 by cafekat from Rotonda West, Florida USA on Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Excited to find this in my mailbox just now! I am reading PLAIN TRUTH for book club and will begin this as soon as I am finished.
Thanks, WingedMan. 


Journal Entry 6 by cafekat from Rotonda West, Florida USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Oh to be different...
Because of my career and the fact that I have had teenagers in and out of my home for about 14 years now, I know the pain of the kid that has spent his day being picked on and the confusion of the kid that is not sure which "side" to choose. It was the same when I was in high school many years ago.
BUDDHA BOY was a joy for me to read. I enjoyed Koya's approach to the very real aspects of the typical high school with typical teenagers. A familiar subject written in a different and appealing voice.
Thanks, WingedMan for the opportunity to read this. I have discovered another author I probably would not have if it had not been for book crossing and the wonderful friends who offer up books for rings.
(will PM discoverylover for address)
 


Journal Entry 7 by cafekat at By mail in By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 23, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (2/21/2008 UTC) at By mail in By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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mailed to discoverylover.
customs form # : LC470126088US 


Journal Entry 8 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, February 29, 2008

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Arrived! I ran down to the letterbox in the pouring rain cos I <3 collecting the mail so I'm glad you used bubble wrap cos the outside of the packaging is SOAKED!! Will probably start it now cos the book I'm reading at the moment (Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay) is really long and I'm taking a while to get though it.

Thanks WingedMan and CafeKat for this!!

Observation: the book and bookmark smell nice, like honey :) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Sending it on today :) I reread it yesterday and enjoyed it just as much the second time. Thanks WMan for setting up the ring!!! (apologies to Juli2007 for the amount of tape I used to wrap it up, I really didn't want it to get wet!) 


Journal Entry 10 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, March 16, 2008

9 out of 10

oops, I scrolled down and realised I haven't done a proper entry for it! So here goes :D

I really enjoyed it! Made me cry at least twice the first time I read it, which I <3! Will definitely be recommending it to others. I really liked the way it was written from a different perspective than books about high school are, it made it more interesting I think.
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at To the next participant in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 16, 2008

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To Juli2007! 


Journal Entry 12 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Recieved today in mail, can't wait to read it, I am almost finished my current book so should be reading it by tomorrow night!
Thank you WingedMan for sharing this book, and thank you discoverylover for your excellent wrapping skills, it really made me laugh!
Stay tuned..... 


Journal Entry 13 by juli2007 from Beachmere, Queensland Australia on Thursday, March 27, 2008

7 out of 10

This was a lovely, easy read. I loved the "moral" of the book too, really bought memories of high school and peer pressure back!
 


Journal Entry 14 by JoolsW from Haworth, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 11, 2008

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Yay!! I received this well travelled little book today and it couldn't have come at a better time, as I'm between reads right now and was wondering what to start next. Question answered : )

Having read the comments so far I'm really looking forward to this.

Thanks juli2007 for posting the book on so promptly, and thanks WingedMan for sharing it with us : ) 


Journal Entry 15 by JoolsW from Haworth, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 26, 2008

9 out of 10

This was a lovely little book with a strong message - a great book for teenage readers (I'm going to look for a copy to pass on to my niece).

I had never heard of Kathe Koja before, but I liked her style of writing and I'd like to read more by her. This is one of those books that leave you thinking long after you have finished reading. Always a sign of a good read : )
 


Journal Entry 16 by JoolsW from Haworth, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Put in the post today to Cassiopaeia.

Enjoy : ) 


Journal Entry 17 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, April 28, 2008

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Arrived in this mornings post, very speedy delivery. Just arrived before I managed to start my next read, which is rather a long book; so this will fit in nicely with another small book that I also need to finish.
Lovely postcards JoolsW, I'll make sure two of them travel on with the book. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

9 out of 10

Read this last night, a wonderful book, I liked the way Koja managed to include different teenage characteristics through her small character list. She suceeded in conveying a lot in a short book. Thanks WingedMan for sharing this book. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (4/29/2008 UTC) at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom

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In the post Airmail to UnwrittenLibra today. 


Journal Entry 20 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008

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Showed up yesterday in my mailbox in Amherst, MA...got it today when I got back from my camping trip. Thanks, Cassiopaeia! 


Journal Entry 21 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

10 out of 10

Easily a ten-star book - one of the most unique I've ever read. Don't let its size fool you. This one really packs a punch. Koja's different, somewhat stream-of-consciousness writing style really enhances the book. Just goes to show how convention can be broken with style and class. Kudos to Kathe Koja for tackling such a sensitive subject - although the ending's not necessarily a pretty picture, it's very real and for someone who had a bad experience in school at that age, it really resonated.

Off to NMReader when I get an address! 


Journal Entry 22 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, May 17, 2008

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Mailed off to NMReader. 


Journal Entry 23 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, May 23, 2008

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Arrived a couple days ago. I am looking forward to reading it
 


Journal Entry 24 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 09, 2008

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What a wonderful story. I have about 18 more pages to read but I thoroughly enjoyed the book so far. I have contacted MollyGrue (per WingedMan's request) after get no response from Plaidy. I will mail as soon as I have her address.

I wish I could develop the ability to be so Zen about bad things. 


Journal Entry 25 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Received address from MollyGrue. Will mail tomorrow when running errands with my niece.

 


Journal Entry 26 by NMReader at Crownsville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (8/11/2008 UTC) at Crownsville, Maryland USA

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Mailed from the PO closest to my sister's house. Mailed first class with Delivery Confirmation. Confirmation number: 0306 3030 0003 5993 5421 


Journal Entry 27 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Thanks for including me in the ring! I'll try to read this quickly and send it on to the next person. :) 


Journal Entry 28 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Thursday, August 14, 2008

9 out of 10

Marvelous book! It really sparked some interesting thoughts about karma, Buddhism and destiny. Thanks again!

Now need to PM WingedMan to send this home. :) 


Journal Entry 29 by MollyGrue at Unknown in I don't know, Somewhere -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/23/2009 UTC) at Unknown in I don't know, Somewhere -- Controlled Releases

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I have no idea where this one is. So it must be traveling. 


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