Jumped In

Patrick Flores-Scott

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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Sam has the rules of slackerhood down: Don’t be late to class. Don’t ever look the teacher in the eye. Develop your blank stare. Since his mom left, he has become an expert in the art of slacking, especially since no one at his new school gets his intense passion for the music of the Pacific Northwest—Nirvana, Hole, Sleater-Kinney. Then his English teacher begins a slam poetry unit and Sam gets paired up with the daunting, scarred, clearly-a-gang-member Luis, who happens to sit next to him in every one of his classes. Slacking is no longer an option—Luis will destroy him. Told in Sam’s raw voice and interspersed with vivid poems, Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott is a stunning debut novel about differences, friendship, loss, and the power of words.

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nir·va·na n def: an ultimate experience of some pleasurable emotion such as harmony or joy
Nir·va·na n def: a legendary kick-ass rock-and-roll band from my hometown of Aberdeen, Washington
I’M THINKING ABOUT RUPE AND DAVE.
My buddies from Aberdeen, out on the Washington coast. It’s where I used to live before I was “temporarily” moved away. And it’s where Rupe and Dave and I used to dream of becoming the next Nirvana.
The next hard-rocking, ass-kicking, world-famous band from Aberdeen.

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"Moving." -- Kirkus Reviews
 
"A poignant and powerful novel of friendship and courage." -- School Library Journal

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Patrick Flores-Scott

Patrick Flores-Scott currently teaches struggling elementary readers and math students. He's written for theatre and the slam poetry stage. Jumped In is his first novel. He lives Seattle with his wife and two young boys.

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
August 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805095142
ISBN10: 0805095144
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
8/26/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250053985
ISBN10: 1250053986
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
August 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466837157
ISBN10: 1466837152
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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