The Prince of Venice Beach

The Prince of Venice Beach

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Robert 'Cali Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl who's maybe-sorta interested in him.
What he doesn't have is a plan.
All that changes when a local cop refers Cali to a private investigator who is looking for a missing teenager. After all, Cali knows everyone in Venice. But the streets are filled with people who don't want to be found, and when he's hired to find the beautiful Reese Abernathy--who would do anything to stay hidden--Cali enters a new world filled with mysterious characters, dangerous choices, and his first chance at real love.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 233 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 28mm | 363g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0316230480
  • 9780316230483
  • 1,917,819

Review quote

Nelson vividly captures the energy of the beach community, both in his depiction of the physical setting and his creation of the eclectic cast of characters that populates it.--The Horn Book
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About Blake Nelson

Blake Nelson is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Recovery Road, Destroy All Cars, and Paranoid Park, which was made into a feature film by Gus van Sant. His classic 1994 debut novel Girl was called a seminal coming-of-age text by Vanity Fair. He lives in Oregon
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Rating details

936 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 17% (158)
4 32% (302)
3 36% (340)
2 11% (107)
1 3% (29)
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