David Klass

David Klass
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David Klass is the author of many young adult novels, including You Don’t Know Me, Dark Angel, and Firestorm (The Caretaker Trilogy). He is also a Hollywood screenwriter, having written more than twenty-five action screenplays, including Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Walking Tall, starring The Rock, and Desperate Measures, starring Michael Keaton and Andy Garcia. Klass grew up in a family that loved literature and theater—his parents were both college professors and writers—but he was a reluctant reader, preferring sports to books. But he started loving the adventure stories his parents would bring home from the library—particularly Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson and Alexandre Dumas. After his sister twice won a story contest in Seventeen magazine, Klass decided he would win it too, and when he was a senior in high school, he did, publishing his first story, “Ringtoss,” in the magazine. He studied at Yale University, where he won the Veech Award for Best Imaginative Writing. He taught English in Japan, and wrote his first novel, The Atami Dragons, about that experience. He now lives in New York with his wife and two children.


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Grandmaster

David Klass
Frances Foster Books

Freshman Daniel Pratzer gets a chance to prove himself when the chess team invites him and his father to a weekend-long parent-child tournament. Daniel,...


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Second Impact

David Klass & Perri Klass
Frances Foster Books

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving...


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You Don't Know Me

David Klass
Square Fish

"A rewarding an dimportant message for all readers . . . Klass blazes past his previous literary efforts stylistically, introducing elements of magical realism...


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Timelock
Caretaker Trilogy
David Klass
Square Fish

In this thrilling finale to the Caretaker Trilogy, the end of life as we know it has arrived, and history will be made—or lost—at the hands of one young hero....


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Stuck on Earth

David Klass
Frances Foster Books

Ketchvar III’s mission is simple: travel to Planet Earth, inhabit the body of an average teenager, and determine if the human race should be annihilated. And...


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Whirlwind
Caretaker Trilogy
David Klass
Square Fish

In this environmental thriller, one boy is in a race against the Dark Lord to save the rain forests and the future.


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Firestorm
Caretaker Trilogy
David Klass
Square Fish

Jack Danielson is in a race against time to save the oceans and the future.


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Dark Angel

David Klass
Frances Foster Books

A taut psychological thriller for teens Seventeen-year-old Jeff thought he would never again have to deal with his older brother, a convicted murderer...


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Home of the Braves

David Klass
Frances Foster Books

"At the start of his senior year, Joe Brickman expects to be the star of his high school soccer team and finally work up the courage to ask out his neighbor,...


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