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Mahnomen Public Library Y ELK (Text) 33500011590171 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802734372 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0802734375 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Walker Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury, 2013.

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Told from two viewpoints, Derek Fitzpatrick, kicked out of boarding school, must move with his stepmother to her childhood home in Illinois, where he meets Ashtyn Parker, who may be able to achieve her dream of a football scholarship with bad boy Derek's help.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 August #1
    Everything is sliding into place for kicker Ashtyn Parker. She was just voted captain of her high-school football team, which ups her chances at a scholarship to a Big Ten college, and she's dating Landon, the quarterback. Then bad-boy Derek Fitzpatrick shows up in her life, and everything Ashtyn has planned for is suddenly called into question. Thrown together by awkward family circumstances, Derek and Ashtyn fight their attraction for one another. When everything lines up to place them alone together on a road trip from Chicago to Texas, Derek and Ashtyn have to make some difficult choices when their passion threatens to overwhelm them both. Although this story has been told many times, award-winner Elkeles is very adept at creating three-dimensional characters and setting them up to make life-changing discoveries about themselves in believable ways. She also doesn't shy away from realistic teen sexuality or language. In alternating first-person points of view, this start to the Wild Cards series shows that sometimes the person you'd least expect can make a huge difference in your life.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: New York Times best-selling author Elkeles created a massive following with her Perfect Chemistry and Leaving Paradise books, and fans will be clamoring for this promising start to a new series. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SIMONE ELKELES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series, and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone's funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama. You can find her at

Subject: Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household > Juvenile fiction.
Stepmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Football stories
Families > Illinois > Juvenile fiction.
Illinois > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Stepmothers > Fiction.
Football > Fiction.
Family life > Illinois > Fiction.
Illinois > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Dating & Sex.
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football.

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