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Gap Life

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Cray got into the same college his father attended and is expected to go. And to go pre-med. And to get started right away. His parents are paying the tuition. It should be an easy decision. But it's not. All Cray knows is that what's expected of him doesn't feel right. The pressure to make a decision--from his family, his friends--is huge. Until he meets Rayne, a girl who is taking a gap year, and who helps him find his first real job, at a home of four adults with developmental disabilities. What he learns about himself and others will turn out to be more than any university could teach him--and twice as difficult.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 215 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 28mm | 318g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 125008895X
  • 9781250088956
  • 1,739,758

Review quote

"Teens who don t know what they want to do with their lives will relate well to the protagonist of this fast-paced realistic novel. Cray Franklin is a 17-year-old high school graduate whose parents have mapped out his life attend St. Luke s College and become a doctor. Those ambitions do not coincide with Cray s own. He doesn t know what he wants to be or what he wants to do after graduation. Enter Rayne, a wise, worldly fellow high school graduate who helps Cray get a job at a group home for adults with disabilities. ...Cray s ways of dealing with the conflicts among his parents, sibling, friends, employer, and love interest are painfully authentic. The author ... provides opportunities for discussion questions that elicit greater reflection about how Cray s obstacles might mirror students own challenges. "--School Library Journal"show more

About John Coy

John Coy is the author of numerous books, including For Extreme Sports-Crazy Boys Only, the young adult novels Crackback and Box Out, and the "4 for 4" middle-grade sports quartet that includes Top of the Order and Eyes on the Prize. He lives in Minneapolis, and travels around the world visiting classrooms.show more

Rating details

65 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 14% (9)
4 23% (15)
3 37% (24)
2 18% (12)
1 8% (5)
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