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Jun 11, 2009
| ISBN 9781101022467
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Jun 11, 2009 | ISBN 9781101022467 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Jake has felt fatherless ever since his parents separated, and so he can’t wait to spend the summer with his dad. But the house Dad rented is a shabby place next to the railroad tracks, with no friends and nothing to do. Then, through a pickup game of hoops, Jake befriends a neighbor boy. Adrian is charming at first, but soon Jake starts to sense a streak of desperation in him. Jake gets sucked into Adrian’s bizarre life, in which recklessness escalates to danger. Witnessing Adrian’s highly dysfunctional, sometimes violent, family gives Jake new perspective on his own situation.
Elizabeth Holmes lives in Ithaca, New York. She earned her MFA in poetry from Cornell University and is a published poet. This is her second novel for young readers.
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