Victor is a boy with a mission. His friend and mentor, Mr. Spiro, has just passed away and Victor is supposed to spread his ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi. Victor also works at a newspaper, loves words, but has a hard time with them due to his stutter. Copyboy explores adversity, friendship, family, and duty against the backdrop of the late '60s.— From What Christopher is reading
The sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy and a Fall 2018 Junior Library Guild selection. Victor Vollmer isn't a paperboy anymore. He's a copyboy now, but his duties at the newspaper get interrupted by a last request from Mr. Spiro, the old man who became Victor's mentor and helped him take on his stutter in the beloved novel Paperboy, a Newbery Honor Book. Victor takes off on a journey that sends him hundreds of miles from home toward the teeth of a gathering storm. Confronted by an unfamiliar and threatening world, he meets a girl who is strong, smart, and bold like no one he's known before, and together they venture to the place where river meets sea. When they wind up racing to evade a hurricane, Victor finds out what the fates have in store for him.