You Don't Know Me

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Author(s): David Klass
Genre: Fantasy
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Product Number: 43756
Released: Mar 09, 2006
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ISBN: #9781402584664
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ALA Notable Book recipient David Klass writes riveting young adult novels. John is a witty 14-year-old. Dating and high school are hard enough, yet, John has a much bigger problem. His mother's fiancE abuses him. Nick Landrum's fascinating narration complements this suspenseful tale of a boy trying to survive a perilous relationship.

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Author(s): David Klass
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Released: Oct 28, 2013
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ISBN: #9780374706265
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Author(s): David Klass
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number 14208
Released: Jun 23, 2004
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ISBN: #9780064473781

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"After sustaining regular abuse from "the man who is not my father," and keeping it from his mother "or else," John, whose real father "named me after a toilet," goes psychologically underground. Author David Klass allows John's "life that is not a life" to unfold through stream-of-consciousness personal observations, perhaps investing the boy with more insights than the average 14-year-old, but John is anything but average. Nick Landrum's performance of John's interior monologue is genuine and heart-wrenching, never allowing the boy's ironic, self-deprecating commentary to become an exercise in self-pity. He captures John's negative, sarcastic, sometimes surreal take on the world, making the listener understand John's emotional isolation--and his wisdom, which has grown from pain. Older teens will find John's story hard to resist. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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