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Living with Jackie Chan

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Living with Jackie Chan
Written by Jo Knowles
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763662806
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Living with Jackie Chan

author: Jo Knowles

This isn’t how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he’d be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home — new school, new life, living with his Jackie-Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry, and trying to forget. But Josh can’t forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. Every day the pain, the shame, and the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? He finds some moments of peace when he practices karate with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one real friend. As they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella’s jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn’t happen. And maybe it doesn’t matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a True Karate Man? Readers first met Josh in Jumping Off Swings which told the story of four high school students and how one pregnancy changed all of their lives. In this companion book, they follow Josh as he tries to come to terms with what happened, and find a way to forgive.

After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt — and find a way to forgive.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763662801 /  9780763662806
on sale date:
09/2013
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
384 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction; Boys & Men; Family; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation; Boys & Men; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Jo Knowles is the author of Lessons from a Dead Girl, Jumping Off Swings, and See You at Harry’s. She lives in Vermont with her family.
 
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