|Sender Unknown (2003) [Novel]|
by Sallie Lowenstein
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(From the publisher):
Markham Perralt. Brilliant. Eccentric. He graduates from high school at age fourteen, voted by his friends to become the greatest computer geek in history. Instead he becomes a fix-it-man, until he is prodded by his tenth high school reunion to prove himself. Suddenly he reappears as the rising star of a computer firm. Gone are his yellow tennis shoes, held together by red dental floss. Gone are his blue jeans, and wire-rim glasses, replaced by business shoes, business suits and contact lenses. But he grieves for his lost boyhood, where daydreaming and pretending and crafting things with his hands filled his days. When his bosses force him to move out of his beloved cottage at the edge of Old Willingham Park for something more upscale, he buys an oddly unconventional house with a tree growing through the wide porch across its front. And when it turns out that a flood of obscure toy catlogs pour through the mail slot on a daily basis, he can't resist ordering just a few toys, choosing to ignore the declarations of no refunds, no returns on the order forms. Too late, after his orders arrive and aren't exactly toys, he remembers the old warning: Let the Buyer Beware!
Original title: Sender Unknown
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Science Fiction