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Read Between the Lines

By Jo Knowles

“One might think Knowles isn't creating but channeling the adolescent mind. A fascinating study of misperceptions, consequences, and the teen condition.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised as ten voices speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But as on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.

  • Now in paperback, an unusual and riveting novel constructed from chapters--almost short stories--from multiple points of view.
  • Jo Knowles, author of See You at Harry’s and Living with Jackie Chan, brings her signature, unflinching insight into teens’ lives in this glimpse of the complex dance that is life in a small town
  • Promotes discussion of a whole host of issues teens face—running away, divorce, death, ambition, broken dreams, sexuality, sexual identity

About the author

Jo Knowles is the author of Jumping Off Swings and its sequel, Living with Jackie Chan, as well as See You at Harry's. She lives in Vermont with her family.

ISBN: 9780763691028
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/11/17 at 22:25:51
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