The Way

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Fatherless Cody LeBeau is an American Indian boy who is starting high school with the usual trepidation. He fits into none of the cliques at the new school, but somehow keeps being noticed anyway—and is often teased because of his tendency to stutter. Then his Uncle Pat, an accomplished martial arts sensei, moves into the town and becomes the one who shows Cody “the way” through the maze of adolescent doubt and into manhood.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Young Adult
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF046150, YAF059090, YAF058020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 8.25
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116715
Accelerated Reader® Points 5.0
Features Reviewed

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, and grew up in the Adirondack foothills. He began to take an interest in his Abenaki heritage when he was a teenager. Mr. Bruchac has written many books, poems, plays, and short stories—most of which include tales, characters, and teachings from his Native American roots. Performing as a storyteller allows him another way to preserve his Abenaki culture.



“Bruchac’s descriptions of martial arts’ mental and physical practices have the ring of authenticity.”