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ISBN13: 9780440229469
ISBN10: 0440229464
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Clara Wilson has a lot on her mind. Her best friend, Gerri, has started moving in circles that will never in a million years include Clara and her crooked nose. Clara's parents are fighting again, and her mom keeps talking about teaching in France. At least Clara still has Hambone, her loyal dog. And her crush on Amos McKenzie, of course.

Amos McKenzie doesn't much like home these days. His dad's corny questions are bugging him more than usual, and his mom's gone religious for no apparent reason. On top of that, he's starting to fall for a major dink, Clara Wilson. And as it turns out, he's not the only one...

The Tripp Brothers are the biggest delinquents in town. They smash mailboxes, shoplift groceries, and cruise around in their Seduck (half sedan, half truck). They've just turned their sights on the school's newest, cutest couple. And that can only mean one thing for Clara and Amos: danger.

Clara and Amos--their lives turned upside down by each other, their families, and the two meanest brothers in town--discover that honesty may be the answer...but it can be awfully hard to find. In this emotionally compelling and suspenseful young adult novel, Laura and Tom McNeal present a searingly accurate look at life in ninth grade--where thrills, heartbreak, and intimidation can take place at a locker, in the lunchroom, or in a bathroom stall.

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About the Author

Laura McNeal is a freelance journalist and former English teacher. Tom McNeal

is the critically acclaimed author of many short stories and the adult novel Goodnight, Nebraska, winner of the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize. The McNeals are married and live in Fallbrook, California.

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meema2121, July 15, 2009 (view all comments by meema2121)
This really is a great read. It's thoughtful and the main character has many similarities to most teenage girls (her shyness, her fear of her nose being crooked, her reaction to the stillness of boy, ect.) This book has everything, action, romance, humor, and terror all rolled into one realistic and personal story.
The author also does a great job of switching view points in the story, from the girl, to the boy she likes, to the two trouble makers. It's all very well organised and composed to produce a fantastic story!
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meema2121, July 15, 2009 (view all comments by meema2121)
This really is a great read. It's thoughtful and the main character has many similarities to most teenage girls (her shyness, her fear of her nose being crooked, her reaction to the stillness of boy, ect.) This book has everything, action, romance, humor, and terror all rolled into one realistic and personal story.
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rebelgirl_38829, December 9, 2006 (view all comments by rebelgirl_38829)
I love this book it was great i would recomend it to any one
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440229469
Author:
McNeal, Laura
Author:
McNeal, Tom
Author:
Laura and Tom McNeal
Author:
McNeal, Laura
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Series Volume:
TM 5-856-9
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.02x4.18x.99 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
14-16

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