July 24, 2017

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The Trouble in Me

Jack Gantos. Farrar.

Gr 7-10–Jack walks the line between good and bad, longing to extinguish his obedient, gentle, and—in his eyes—weak side. When he meets smooth Gary Pagoda, a delinquent with a penchant for pyromania, he takes a sharp turn toward what he sees as strength and masculinity. In this autobiographical novel, Gantos expertly conveys the dark, even savage elements of the coming-of-age process with an immediacy that will resonate with a variety of readers.

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