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Life Is Funny


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ISBN13: 9780142300831
ISBN10: 0142300837
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From the outside, they're simply a group of urban teenagers. But from the inside, they're some of the most complex people you'll ever meet. There's Eric, fiercely protective of his brother Mickey-but he has a secret that holds together his past and future. Sonia, struggling to live the life of a good Muslim girl in a foreign America. Gingerbread and Keisha, who fall in love despite themselves. Life Is Funny strips away the defenses of one group of teenagers living today, right now-and shows their unbearably real lives.

"First novelist Frank breaks new ground with a realistic, lyrical novel about eleven teens in Brooklyn now . . . Their talk is painful, rough, sexy, funny, fearful, furious, gentle. Each chapter, each vignette within a chapter, builds to its own climax, and the stories weave together to surprise you." (Booklist, starred review)

"An astounding first effort." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)


From the outside they're just a group of urban teenagers. But from the inside, they're some of the most complex people readers will ever meet.

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kimmywimmy14, November 24, 2006 (view all comments by kimmywimmy14)
This book was very energetic and great! Each chapter left me wanting more. It really shows how todays teenagers are and their real-life problems.
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Product Details

Frank, E. R.
Puffin Books
New York
Interpersonal Relations
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Social Situations - Adolescence
Family problems
Social Issues - Adolescence
Short stories
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Paperback / softback
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no. 00-4754
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Grade Level:
from 9 up to AND UP
8.47x5.48x.72 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:

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