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Author Gantos, Jack, author.

Title The trouble in me / Jack Gantos.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Fiction    YA FIC GANTOS,J    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 208 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary In his family's new rental home on a down-at-the heels street in sun-beaten Miami -- with dog-eating alligators in the canal out back, a dangerously attractive girl across the road, and the unhinged Pagoda family next door -- fourteen-year-old Jack is adrift, losing a sense of who he is and what he's all about. Which is why he ends up trying to morph himself into someone he's not, that someone being sixteen-year-old Gary Pagoda, a.k.a. Scary Gary, just back from juvie for car theft. Following Gary's lead that first time is just the start of Jack's series of bad decisions.
Set in the Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Jack's family's latest rental home, this autobiographical novel opens with an explosive encounter in which he meets his rebellious older neighbor, Gary Pagoda, just back from juvie for car theft. Instantly mesmerized, Jack decides he will do whatever it takes to be like Gary. But he may not be as ready as he thinks when the trouble in him comes blazing to life.
Subject Juvenile delinquency -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Influence (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-destructive behavior in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Miami (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Juvenile delinquency -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Genre/Form Fictional autobiographies.
Young adult fiction.
Humorous fiction.
ISBN 9780374379957 (hardback)
0374379955 (hardback)

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