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Living With Jackie Chan

Knowles, Johanna (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Living With Jackie Chan
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"This isn't how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he'd be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home--going to a new school, living with his Jackie Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry. Trying to forget. But Josh can't forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. He thinks about it every day. The pain, the shame, the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? There are moments of peace, like when he's practicing karate paired with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one true friend. When they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella's jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn't happen. Maybe it doesn't matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a true karate man?"--From publisher description.
Authors: Knowles, Johanna, 1970-
Title: Living with Jackie Chan
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jo Knowles
Notes: Companion novel to: Jumping off swings
Summary: "This isn't how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he'd be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home--going to a new school, living with his Jackie Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry. Trying to forget. But Josh can't forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. He thinks about it every day. The pain, the shame, the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? There are moments of peace, like when he's practicing karate paired with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one true friend. When they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella's jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn't happen. Maybe it doesn't matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a true karate man?"--From publisher description.
ISBN: 0763662801
9780763662806
Branch Call Number: y KNOWLES 2013
Subject Headings: Emotional problems of teenagers Juvenile fiction Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction Karate Training Juvenile fiction Uncles Juvenile fiction Teenage boys Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Emotional problems of teenagers
Interpersonal relations
Karate
Uncles
Teenage boys
LCCN: 2012955157
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Aug 12, 2014
  • Bookworm1210 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Josh (or Samurai Sam as his uncle calls him) moves in with his uncle for senior year to deal with some issues back home. He ends up befriending the girl in his apartment who has an extremely possessive boyfriend, teaching karate with his Uncle, and learning life lessons.

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