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author: Ron Koertge

Sixteen-year-old Ted OíConnorís parents just died in a fiery car crash, and now heís stuck with a set of semi-psycho foster parents, two foster brothers -- Astin, the cocky gearhead, and C.W., the sometimes gangsta -- and an inner-city high school full of delinquents. Heís having pretty much the worst year of his miserable life. Or so he thinks. Is it possible that becoming an orphan is not the worst thing that could have happened to him? Drawing on his trademark wit and sharp insight, master novelist Ron Koertge takes the lead with this smart, surprising story about a boy learning to run with a new pack.

Could life as a foster kid lead to unexpected benefits? A teenagerís link to animals gives way to human connection in a smart, incisive new novel. (Age 14 and up)
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$7.99 / $9.00
0763662216 /  9780763662219
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Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
176 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Family; Social Themes; Animals; Family; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including MARGAUX WITH AN X, STONER AND SPAZ, THE ARIZONA KID, WHERE THE KISSING NEVER STOPS, and THE BRIMSTONE JOURNALS. He lives in South Pasadena, California.
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