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Jake, Reinvented

Jake, Reinvented

There is a mysterious new student at F. Scott Fitzgerald High. Jake Garrett looks like he’s stepped out of a J. Crew ad, he’s the best long-snapper the football team has ever had, and he hosts the party every Friday night.

All the guys want to be like him, and all the girls want to date him, but Jake only has eyes for Didi, the girlfriend of quarterback Todd Buckley.

Rick Paradis, kicker and back-up QB, tries to stay out of the drama, but that’s easier said than done at Fitzgerald High, especially once he gets to know Jake. But it turns out nobody knows the real Jake, and when his secret comes out, his perfectly crafted world might come tumbling down.

In this modernization of The Great Gatsby, beloved author Gordon Korman provides a new look at age-old truths about the desire for popularity and acceptance, and the darker side of human nature.

“A compelling investigation of the transience of charisma and the flimsy underpinnings of popularity.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Korman’s reworking of The Great Gatsby places theaction in a modern framework, which makes it more recognizable for today’sreaders and may lead them to the classic. Teens will find deeper issues toconsider about popularity, being true to one’s self, and taking responsibilityfor one’s actions as they relate to the setting and characters.”

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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship

On Sale: July 3rd 2017

Price: $8.99 / $9.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 192

ISBN-13: 9781484798423

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"A compelling investigation of the transience of charisma and the flimsy underpinnings of popularity."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Korman's reworking of The Great Gatsby places the action in a modern framework, which makes it more recognizable for today's readers and may lead them to the classic. Teens will find deeper issues to consider about popularity, being true to one's self, and taking responsibility for one's actions as they relate to the setting and characters."

School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

An ALSCA Notable Book, 2009

PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

* "There's lots to relish here."

Kliatt, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

"This novel is signature Korman."

School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR THE JUVIE THREE

* "[T]hese kids are living minute to minute, where one false step may haunt them forever. . . . [B]e prepared for high demand."

Booklist, starred review
PRAISE FOR SON OF THE MOB

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

PRAISE FOR SON OF THE MOB

"A fast-paced, tightly focused story."

The Horn Book
PRAISE FOR SON OF THE MOB

"[An] expertly plotted escapade."

Booklist
PRAISE FOR SON OF THE MOB

"Funny and unexpectedly affecting."

Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

* "This one . . . has the goods to go platinum."

Publishers Weekly, starred review
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

* "Another wild, funny adventure from Korman, who knows how to please his YA audience."

Kliatt, starred review
PRAISE FOR BORN TO ROCK

"Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, hot and sweet."

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