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Curveball - by Jordan Sonnenblick (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 285

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: General (see also headings under Family)

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Language: English

Street Date: February 25, 2014
TCIN: 77264496
UPC: 9780545320702
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2917

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Praise for Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

"A brave book . . . Jordan Sonnenblick carries it off with such charm and elan, you forget for a moment your heart is breaking." --Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

* "Sonnenblick shows that even in the midst of tragedy, life goes on, love can flower, and the one thing you can always change is yourself." --Booklist, starred review

"The reader falls in love with the brothers, laughing and crying by turns and rooting for both of them until it almost hurts." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for After Ever After

* "As hilarious as it is tragic, and as honest as it is hopeful, don't confuse this book with inspirational reading. It's irresistible reading." --Booklist, starred review

* "Sonnenblick's intimate first-person tale of survival . . . will leave an emotional, uplifting imprint." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Jordan Sonnenblick continues Jeffrey's story in his signature style using an authentic teenage voice and laugh-out-loud humor." --TeensReadToo.com

Praise for Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip

"Jordan Sonnenblick scores a home run with Curveball as he continues what he does best: getting to the core of issues that resonate with teens in a style that's direct and witty." --Book Page

* "Sonnenblick again shows an adept ability to tackle big-deal life issues, treat them seriously and believably, and filter them into a high-spirited, even fun story." --Booklist, starred review

* "The novel is populated with kind, vulnerable characters who care about each other, and the thoroughly enjoyable mix of sports, art, family drama, and budding romance will have readers invested in Peter's struggles to accept his new world..." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Notes from the Midnight Driver

* "[A] funny, bittersweet tour de force." --Booklist, starred review

* "Readers [will be] nodding with recognition, sighing in sympathy, and gasping with laughter--often on the same page." --The Horn Book, starred review

* "Sonnenblick revisits several key themes from his debut novel, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, to even greater effect here." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Zen and the Art of Faking It

* "Wildly funny." -- Kliatt, starred review

"This light-hearted situation comedy is peppered with genuine Zen insight." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Hilarious and heart-wrenching." --Kirkus Reviews

"The writing is fresh, the characters appealing, and it looks like the author has another hit." --Oakland Tribune

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