Twerp: Twerp Series, Book 1

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" It's not like I meant for Danley to get hurt. . . . Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal- if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade--blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can't bring himself to tell, the one story his teacher most wants to hear. Inspired by Mark Goldblatt's own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters."
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Grouping Title twerp
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Diaries -- Fiction, Diaries -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations. -- Fiction, Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Twerp
title_full Twerp / Mark Goldblatt, Twerp Twerp Series, Book 1
title_short Twerp
title_sub Twerp Series, Book 1
topic_facet Conduct of life, Diaries, Friendship, Historical Fiction, History, Interpersonal relations, Juvenile Fiction, Schools, Self-realization