The Wichita Kid
by Rob Fisher
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The Wichita Kid is a coming-of-age novel that centers on a fatherless 12 year-old boy named Kevin, who has just moved from Kansas to the “big city” of Cleveland, Ohio, and who suffers from anxieties that he struggles to control. To help support his mother and himself, Kevin finds a job as a caddie at a local country club. The program is led by an old, stern caddie master, but the older teenage caddies run the show. Kevin, as one of the youngest and smallest caddies, is forced to adapt to the new and often chaotic environment of the caddie yard and the golf course. This story is both humorous and touching as it involves the struggles that many of us have faced as we march into adulthood.