Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Prep

Prep Cover

ISBN13: 9780525471356
ISBN10: 0525471359
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Nick and his friends have every advantage: expensive clothes, beautiful homes in Manhattan, peerless private-school educations. However, beneath the picture-perfect veneer lies a violent subculture that is gritty and dangerous, with binge drinking, heavy drug use, casual sex, vandalism, and gangs. Nick is in love with his best friend, Kris, and imagines a future with her outside the violence of their circle. When Kris's younger brother becomes a gang target, Nick is compelled to navigate the complex politics of the prep world, come to terms with his past gang experience, and put his own life at risk. Brutally realistic, Prep is a powerful, gripping exposé of America's most affluent youth.

Synopsis:

This riveting novel about the shocking world of urban prep-school gangs is a powerful, brutally realistic expos of America's most affluent youth.

Synopsis:

Nick and his friends have everything: expensive clothes, beautiful apartments, rich friends. The island of Manhattan is at their feet. But underneath this picture-perfect world of private schools and private parties lies a gang world filled with drinking, drugs, casual sex, and graffiti. And Nick wants out. He's had enough of the life, and he's in love with his best friend, Kris, even though she's oblivious to his feelings. When Kris's younger brother becomes a gang target, Nick thinks he can help, even if it means putting his own life at risk.

About the Author

Prep is Jake Coburn's first novel, which he wrote at the young age of twenty-four. Mr. Coburn grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side and attended several different prep schools. There he witnessed some of New York City's most privileged teens form vicious street gangs. He now is a full-time writer.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

slusherad8, May 4, 2007 (view all comments by slusherad8)
Very Good. HIghly Recommend it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525471356
Publisher:
Speak
Location:
New York
Author:
Coburn, Jake
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Boys / Men
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Junior Library Guild Selection
Series Volume:
#02-07-029
Publication Date:
20050317
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x.81 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects


Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence
Young Adult » General

Prep
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 192 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525471356 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This riveting novel about the shocking world of urban prep-school gangs is a powerful, brutally realistic expos of America's most affluent youth.
"Synopsis" by ,
Nick and his friends have everything: expensive clothes, beautiful apartments, rich friends. The island of Manhattan is at their feet. But underneath this picture-perfect world of private schools and private parties lies a gang world filled with drinking, drugs, casual sex, and graffiti. And Nick wants out. He's had enough of the life, and he's in love with his best friend, Kris, even though she's oblivious to his feelings. When Kris's younger brother becomes a gang target, Nick thinks he can help, even if it means putting his own life at risk.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.