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The Juvie Three

by Gordon Korman

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published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9780545996280
Description

Gecko Fosse drove the getaway car.

Terence Florian ran with the worst gang in Chicago.

Arjay Moran killed someone.

All three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life in the form of Douglas Healy. A former juvenile delinquent himself, Healy is running an experimental halfway house in New York City where he wants to make a difference in the lives of kids like Gecko, Terence, and Arjay.

Things are going well, until one night Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious while trying to break up a scuffle among the boys. Terrified of the consequences, they drop him off at a hospital and run away. But when Healy awakes, he has no memory of them or the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left. They will go to school, do their community service, attend therapy, and act like model citizens until Healy's memory returns and he can resume his place with them.

But life keeps getting in the way...like when Gecko finds romance. Or Arjay gets famous. Or Terence starts reverting to his old ways. If the boys are discovered, 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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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's Choice)
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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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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