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Publisher Comments:

Jeremiah Reskin has big plans for tenth grade — he wants to make some friends and he wants to take a girl's shirt off. It's not going too well at first, but when he meets a group of semibohemian outcasts, things start to change. Soon he's negotiating his way through group back rubs and trying to find the courage to make a move on Renee Shopmaker, the hottest girl in school. At the behest of his composition teacher, Jeremy's also chronicling everything in his own novel — a disastrously ungrammatical but unflinching look at sophomore year.

Review:

"Weisberg is a solid storyteller who knows his way around his characters, but he'll need some stronger plot lines to build on this debut novel." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"10th Grade has its dramatic and serious moments, like the lives of its participants, and high school readers will enjoy and identify with this funny tale." KLIATT

Review:

"Weisberg's debut chronicles a high school sophomore's life in the first-person, with obvious echoes of The Catcher in the Rye." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[Tenth Grade] is a sly, often hilarious novel featuring an absolutely credible fifteen-year-old narrator in a tale that is irresistibly readable, hugely winning, and resonates far beyond the adolescent world it portrays." Jennifer Egan, author of Look at Me

Review:

"[O]ffers its reader a knowing glimpse into the mind and life of a young man alertly immersed in the early high school years. This wonderfully humorous account will be a gift to students, parents, and teachers across the country." Robert Coles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crisis

Review:

"10th Grade brims with wicked wit and style. The characters materialize like long-lost friends and crushes — and enemies — from high school." Ben Sherwood, author of The Man Who Ate the 747

About the Author

Joseph Weisberg was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in New York City. He wrote his first short story, "The Mid-Life Crisis Exploits," when he was twelve. 10th Grade is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375505843
Author:
Weisberg, Joseph
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1999
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.56x5.78x1.03 in. .87 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Random House - English 9780375505843 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Weisberg is a solid storyteller who knows his way around his characters, but he'll need some stronger plot lines to build on this debut novel." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "10th Grade has its dramatic and serious moments, like the lives of its participants, and high school readers will enjoy and identify with this funny tale."
"Review" by , "Weisberg's debut chronicles a high school sophomore's life in the first-person, with obvious echoes of The Catcher in the Rye."
"Review" by , "[Tenth Grade] is a sly, often hilarious novel featuring an absolutely credible fifteen-year-old narrator in a tale that is irresistibly readable, hugely winning, and resonates far beyond the adolescent world it portrays."
"Review" by , "[O]ffers its reader a knowing glimpse into the mind and life of a young man alertly immersed in the early high school years. This wonderfully humorous account will be a gift to students, parents, and teachers across the country."
"Review" by , "10th Grade brims with wicked wit and style. The characters materialize like long-lost friends and crushes — and enemies — from high school."
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