Synopses & Reviews
When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there's no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and the phone's been disconnected, so even the social worker can't get through. Leaving hisand#160;public housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life. It's not easy when you'reand#160;sixteen, have no skills, and your only friend is mixed up with the dealer who got your mom hooked. But Iggy is . . . Iggy, and he has the kind of wisdom that lets him see what no one else can.and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes an author's note.
"Hang on for the incredible ride. Wild plot twists combined with Iggy's endearing narration will keep turning pages and readers cheering this strangely heroic anti-hero."--Kirkus Reviews
[star] "Unforgettable."--School Library Journal (starred)
The second novel from a Printz Honor winner. Iggy leaves public housing behind to make something of his life. It's not easy for Iggy--he's just 16, has no skills, and his only friend is mixed up with the dealer who got Iggy's mom hooked.
The second YA novel from a Printz Honor winner, now in paperback
About the Author
K. L. GOING is the author of FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, a Michael L. Printz honor book, and THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING, a southern middle grade novel. She's had many jobs, including assistant at a Manhattan literary agency and manager of an independent bookstore, but now she writes full-time. She lives in Glen Spey, New York.