Nick and his friends have everything: expensive clothes, beautiful apartments, rich friends. The island of Manhattan is at their feet. But underneath this picture-perfect world of private schools and private parties lies a gang world filled with drinking, drugs, casual sex, and graffiti. And Nick wants out. He's had enough of the life, and he's in love with his best friend, Kris, even though she's oblivious to his feelings. When Kris's younger brother becomes a gang target, Nick thinks he can help, even if it means putting his own life at risk.
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- Paperback | 192 pages
- 108 x 179 x 12mm | 118g
- 17 Mar 2005
- New York, NY, United States
Realistic, slang-filled dialogue and short, crisp narrative passages create a minimalist world of gang warfare, substance abuse, and wild parties... (School Library Journal)
About Jake Coburn
Jake Coburn was born in New York City in 1978. He grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side and attended several different prep schools. In 2000, he graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a degree in Modern Culture and Media. Jake's first novel, Prep (Dutton, 2003), is based on his teenage years, where he witnessed New York's privileged offspring form some of the city's most vicious street gangs. Prep was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Junior Library Guild selection. Jake is also the author of LoveSick and lives in Los Angeles, California.