Knowles, Johanna, 1970-

Read between the lines / Jo Knowles. - First edition 2015. - 329 pages ; 22 cm

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 on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl, " she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse--or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others 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 on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer--and reads between the lines.--

Young adult

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High schools--Juvenile fiction.
High schools--Teenage fiction.
Cities and towns--Juvenile fiction.
Cities and towns--Teenage fiction.
High school students--Juvenile fiction.
High school students--Teenage fiction.
High school teachers--Juvenile fiction.
High school teachers--Teenage fiction.

Young adult fiction.
Teen fiction.

PZ7.K762 / Re 2015