Three Clams and an Oyster
Three Clams and an Oyster by Randy Powell is a very simple book, in theory. It tells the story of three friends trying to find a fourth member for their flag football team and takes place over the course of one weekend. What we, the readers, learn over that weekend is the lives, dreams, and history of those boys. Through simple scenes, such as the boys spending an afternoon at Goodwill, the reader feels like a part of their lives. The task of finding a new player forces these boys to analyze themselves and their lives. It forces them to face the past and look towards the future. It's also very humorous. I love the way they talk and ride each other. I would laugh out loud at some parts while I read! It's a quick, smooth, entertaining story that I would definitely recommend to all readers!