Gabriel King was born chicken. He's afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe's best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears, and she has a plan. They are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing each and every one of the fears on Gabe's list.
Award-winning author KL Going brings to life this powerful and poignant story of a summer of change for two unlikely friends.
"Full of humanity and humor, this well paced novel offers a dollop of history with its setting in rural Georgia. Exquisitely drawn." Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"Strong voice, lively dialogue, humor, and important themes make this a winner." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
International Reading Association Notable Book Anderson Award - Italian Edition