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The Juvie Three

by Gordon Korman

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Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him...

Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie - the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions - the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them.

But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble - the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems.

One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

About the Author

Gordon Korman published his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than ninety middle grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, The Unteachables, Pop, Schooled, and the Masterminds series. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

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Contributor Notes

A Grade 7 English assignment turned into Gordan Korman's first novel - This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! - which was published by Scholastic when he was 12 years old. Now, Gordon has written over 40 middle-grade and YA fiction novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The 39 Clues Book Two: One False Note, as well as Swindle, Schooled, Son of the Mob, and Born to Rock.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
6
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice)
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
Editorial Review

Praise for The Juvie Three:

"Korman provides an entertaining lesson in making the leap from rebellion to responsibility" -Quill & Quire

"The characters are well-developed and engaging. The adventure... builds to a satisfying climax that will attract reluctant readers." -CM Reviews

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The Juvie Three

After going to juvenile detention — the worst place he’s ever been — Graham “Gecko” Fosse will do whatever it takes to stay out of trouble. But now that he’s at a halfway house, why does his life seem to be getting worse?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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