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    Twerp (Hardback) By (author) Mark Goldblatt

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    Description"It's not like I meant for him to get hurt. . ." . Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade--blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can't bring himself to tell, the one story his teacher most wants to hear. Inspired by Mark Goldblatt's own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, "Twerp "shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters. Praise for "Twerp" A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Selection A Summer Top Ten Kids' Indie Next List Pick "Reminiscent of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." . . . You don't have to be a twerp to read this book." --"New York Post" "A vivid, absorbing story about one boy's misadventure, heartache, and hope for himself." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of "When You Reach Me" "Mark Goldblatt is an amazingly wonderful writer." --Chris Grabenstein, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" "[Fans of] Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" who have matured beyond the scope and gravity of that series will find a kindred spirit in Julian." --"School Library Journal" "Reminiscent of movies like "The Sandlot." . . . Well-written and funny." --"The Advocate" "Alternately poignant and comical. . . . A thought-provoking exploration of bullying, personal integrity and self-acceptance." --"Kirkus Reviews" "A timely book." --"New York Journal of Books" "Elegant in its simplicity and accessibility." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" "An empathetic and authentic glimpse into the mind of a sixth-grade boy." --"The Florida Times-Union" " " "Funny, poignant, and an effective commentary on bullying and its consequences." --"The Horn Book Magazine"

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Goldblatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375971426
    ISBN 10: 0375971424

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BIC subject category V2: YXS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND
    BIC subject category V2: YXC
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: X01824000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039100, JUV016150, JUV039230, JUV039060
    BISAC region code:
    LC classification: PZ7.G56447 JUL 2013
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFM, YXHB, YFT, YXQ
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    15 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MARK GOLDBLATT is a lot like Julian Twerski, only not as interesting. He's a widely published columnist, a novelist, and a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "Twerp" is his first book for younger readers. He lives in New York City. Visit him online at markgoldblattkids.com.