Jerk, California

CD - unabridged
Kit (8 discs)
Product Number: 3G054
Released: May 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449806484
Narrator/s: Andy Paris
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Description

Jonathan Friesen delivers a nuanced, critically acclaimed debut with this affecting tale of fathers and sons. High schooler Sam's struggle with Tourette's syndrome is made more difficult by Old Bill, his abusive stepfather who kicks Sam out of the home following graduation. When Sam meets a friend of his dead father, however, he begins a journey toward understanding that might also help him accept who he is. "The story is compelling . and the excitement of [Sam's] journey [keeps] readers turning the pages to see what's around the bend."-School Library Journal

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CD
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Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Product Number C5469
Released: May 06, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449806477
eAudio
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Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Product Number Z1978
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456114602
eBook
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Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Product Number EB00386468
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Speak
ISBN: #9781440651243
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Product Number 3M054
Released: May 06, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449806491
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Product Number 3D430
Released: May 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449806507
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Product Number 45841
Released: May 06, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449806521
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jonathan Friesen
Product Number 16417
Released: Nov 11, 2010
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Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142412039

Professional reviews

"Andy Paris pulls off a strong performance in this audio production. As Sam grapples with his Tourette's syndrome, high school graduation, and his overbearing stepfather, he encounters a friend of his biological father, who reveals a side of life previously closed to him. Paris provides an expressive portrait of a challenged and frustrated character. While his overly strong enunciation of words that begin with hard consonant sounds can wear on the listener, his skill in delivering a fully believable first-person point of view engages listeners with Sam's hopes and struggles. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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