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The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
  

The Boomerang Effect

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The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

A hilariously subversive YA debut that explores the meaning of friendship and loyalty, and also why you should avoid being trapped in a small space with an angry chicken. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith's Winger and Frank Portman's King Dork. It all started with a harmless prank. But now high school junior Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he participates in a mentorship program. His mentee? Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but the social skills of the periodic table. Then disaster strikes. Homecoming Week. When someone dressed as the school Viking mascot starts destroying the fairytale-inspired floats, all suspicion falls on Lawrence. Add to the mix a demon Goth girl, a Renaissance LARPing group, an overzealous yearbook editor, and three vindictive chickens, and Lawrence soon realizes that his situation may be a little out of control. But Spencer seems to have some answers. In fact, Spencer may be the one friend Lawrence never knew he needed.

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This laugh-out-loud YA debut offers a profound meditation on the narrow definitions of normal, how to stand out and simultaneously blend in, and how growing up means valuing difference and looking at the world with more self-aware eyes. Highly recommended.--School Library Journal

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Format

Hardback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 14

Author

Gordon Jack
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Publication date

8th November 2016

ISBN

9780062399397


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