Jerk, California

By Jonathan Friesen
(Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142412039, 327pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2008

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Read Jonathan Friesen's posts on the Penguin Blog.
This Schneider Family Book Award winner changed the face of Tourette's Syndrome for modern teens. Wrought with tension, romance, and hope, "Jerk, California" tells the story of Sam, who sets out on a cross-country quest to learn the truth about his family and his inherited Tourette's Syndrome, along the way finding both love and acceptance.



About the Author
Jonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he s not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids.


Praise For Jerk, California

-Compelling.+ -School Library Journal

-Emotionally rewarding and effective.+ -VOYA

-Like any good road story, there are enough corners and bends to keep readers eagerly anticipating what lies ahead at the journey+s end.+ -Booklist

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