Tracktown Summer

Tracktown Summer

by Elizabeth Holmes

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Overview

Jake has felt fatherless ever since his parents separated, and so he can't wait to spend the summer with his dad. But the house Dad rented is a shabby place next to the railroad tracks, with no friends and nothing to do. Then, through a pickup game of hoops, Jake befriends a neighbor boy. Adrian is charming at first, but soon Jake starts to sense a streak of desperation in him. Jake gets sucked into Adrian's bizarre life, in which recklessness escalates to danger. Witnessing Adrian's highly dysfunctional, sometimes violent, family gives Jake new perspective on his own situation.



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ISBN-13: 9780525479468
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 06/11/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Holmes lives in Ithaca, New York. She earned her MFA in poetry from Cornell University and is a published poet. This is her second novel for young readers.

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