Marty’s Writings Journal
In 1954 there were three major newspapers printed daily in Pittsburgh; all with vast subscriptions. Hundreds of adolescent boys and girls delivered them throughout the day. Marty Rinehart had just turned twelve when Mark, a neighbor and his older sister’s unofficial boyfriend, handed down his Post-Gazette evening route to him.
It was also the year that a well-liked teacher in his seventh grade inspired her class to write. Marty asked his mom to buy him a large blue notebook and began, many nights after bedtime under the covers with a flashlight, to journal his first year as a carrier.
Jump on your own bicycle and ride along with Marty on this unsophisticated, sometimes funny, sometimes scary and conflicted, emerging and emotional awakening into maturity.