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ISBN13: 9780142412039
ISBN10: 0142412031
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Twitch, Jerk, FreakaSam Carrier has been called them all. Because of his Touretteas syndrome, Sam is in near constant motion with tics and twitches and verbal outbursts. So, of course, high school is nothing but torment. Forget friends; forget even hoping that beautiful, perfect Naomi will look his way. And home isnat much better with his domineering stepfather reminding him that the only person who was more useless than Sam was his dead father, Jack. But then an unexpected turn of events unearths the truth about his father. And suddenly Sam doesnat know who he is, or even where heall go next. What he does know is that the only girl in the world who can make him happy and nervous at the same time is everywhere he turns . . . and head give anything just to be still.

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Because of his Tourette's syndrome, Sam Carrier is in near constant motion with tics and twitches and verbal outbursts. After an unexpected turn of events reveals the truth about his dead father, Sam doesn't know who he is or even where he'll go next.

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Read Jonathan Friesen's posts on the Penguin Blog.

This Schneider Family Book Award winner changed the face of Tourette's Syndrome for modern teens. Wrought with tension, romance, and hope, Jerk, California tells the story of Sam, who sets out on a cross-country quest to learn the truth about his family and his inherited Tourette's Syndrome, along the way finding both love and acceptance.

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Jonathan Friesen was a public school teacher for fourteen years and a writing instructor at the University of Minnesota before becoming a full-time author and writing coach for young adults. Jonathan lives in Mora, Minnesota.

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Alie, March 21, 2009 (view all comments by Alie)
SOOOO STINKING GOOD!
His adventure in this book is so breath taking,
you start to think sam is real.

Jonathan Friesen captures an amazing story about a boy with tourettes, and about the troubles he goes threw in his life.

YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE TO READ!
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Debbi, March 3, 2009 (view all comments by Debbi)
This is one of those young adult titles with a wide appeal... boys and girls, teen and older.
It's hard to put down. Take a young man with Tourette Syndrome, throw him into high school with all the usual suspects, and check out what happens. It's becoming a favorite in our local high school.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142412039
Author:
Friesen, Jonathan
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.74x6.12x.99 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 368 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142412039 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Because of his Tourette's syndrome, Sam Carrier is in near constant motion with tics and twitches and verbal outbursts. After an unexpected turn of events reveals the truth about his dead father, Sam doesn't know who he is or even where he'll go next.
"Synopsis" by ,
Read Jonathan Friesen's posts on the Penguin Blog.

This Schneider Family Book Award winner changed the face of Tourette's Syndrome for modern teens. Wrought with tension, romance, and hope, Jerk, California tells the story of Sam, who sets out on a cross-country quest to learn the truth about his family and his inherited Tourette's Syndrome, along the way finding both love and acceptance.

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