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Jerk, California

Author: Jonathan Friesen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Speak, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Friesen
ISBN: 9780142412039 0142412031 9781439561973 1439561974
OCLC Number: 216938818
Notes: Includes reader's guide.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, Teens, 2009.
Description: 327 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Friesen.

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Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.

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Simply Amazing

by writecoach4u (WorldCat user published 2009-07-23) Excellent Permalink

Amazing. I don't often throw superlatives around. This book deserves it. It is a raw, emotional glimpse into the heart of a young man with TS. But it quickly becomes clear that TS is not Sam's main problem. I won't share what I think that problem is, because this book touched my heart, and Sam's problem...
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-08) Good Permalink

     "Jerk, California" is about a kid who has Tourette's and how he finds out who his dad is, and untangles the lies about him.  On the way he meets a pretty girl (who he falls in love with), a crazy coot (who he becomes friends with) and learns about himself.

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