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Middle Grade to Young Adult (also includes adults who are young at heart).
Overcoming obstacles such as fear.
The importance of friends and friendship.
The need to depend upon friends for strength and support.
The importance of accepting people for who they are.
The enjoyment of going to new places and meeting new people.
If your student has a book report they need to write, this book would be an excellent choice. Using the subject matter listed above, they can show how Dusty needed each one to overcome his fear of heights. These ideas plus their own imagination should result in a very good grade.