Freaky Fast Frankie Joe (Hardcover)

By Lutricia Clifton

Holiday House, 9780823423675, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/2013)

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Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby can't find anything good to say about Clearview, Illinois, where he must spend the next ten months living with a father he knows only through birthday cards, a stepmother he didn't know existed, and four half brothers intent on making him the "freak" of the town. When life in Clearview becomes unbearable, Frankie Joe hatches a plan to ride his bike back to the Lone Star Trailer Park in Laredo, Texas. For that he needs money, and so he opens Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service. But Frankie Joe hasn't counted on quirky clients, unpredictable winter weather, and his equally unpredictable new family.

About the Author

Lutricia Clifton was born in Oklahoma but moved frequently when she was growing up. She married and raised two sons in Colorado, where she earned a BA and an MA in English from Colorado State University. She now lives in northern Illinois, the setting of this, her first, book.