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Living with Jackie Chan, Jo Knowles

Label
Living with Jackie Chan
Title
Living with Jackie Chan
Statement of responsibility
Jo Knowles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt -- and find a way to forgive" -- from publisher's web site
  • "This isn't how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he'd be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home -- new school, new life, living with his Jackie-Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry, and trying to forget. But Josh can't forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. Every day the pain, the shame, and the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? He finds some moments of peace when he practices karate with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one real friend. As they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella's jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn't happen. And maybe it doesn't matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a True Karate Man?" -- from publisher's web site
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Title
Living with Jackie Chan
Creator
Summary
After moving in with his karate-loving uncle in a different town, Josh struggles with regrets while practicing karate with upstairs neighbor Stella, whom Josh fears will reject him because of her jealous boyfriend and his own checkered past
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Character
Award
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2014.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10222686
Cataloging source
MUS
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.K7621
LC item number
Li 2013r
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530
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Jo Knowles
Living with Jackie Chan, Jo Knowles

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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