How ya like me now

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
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1st ed.
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IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 8
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Since his dad died, Eddie's mom has spent all her time getting high on OxyContin, leaving Eddie to take care of himself. When Eddie's mom goes into rehab and his aunt and uncle take him away to Boston, everything changes. His new school, which he attends with his cousin Alex, is experimental: there's a CEO instead of a principal, classes are held in an office building, and the students, all sporting business-casual looks, are the only urban kids Eddie has ever seen outside of a rap video. As for Alex, it's bad enough that he has to share his bedroom with Eddie, but his parents are on his case about including his quiet cousin in his social life as well. Alex wants to do the right thing, but between talking to girls, playing video games, thinking about girls, laughing with his friends, and looking at girls, when is he supposed to find time to help Eddie and "work up to his potential" in school?

Two boys find that they have a lot to learn from each other in this touching, funny novel about finding your place and looking out for your friends.

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Grouping Title how ya like me now
Grouping Author halpin brendan
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Last Grouping Update 2018-01-02 00:03:29AM
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subject_facet Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction, City and town life. -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Cousins -- Fiction, Emotional problems -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations. -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Race relations. -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction
title_display How ya like me now
title_full How ya like me now / Brendan Halpin
title_short How ya like me now
topic_facet City and town life, Cousins, Emotional problems, Interpersonal relations, Mothers and sons, Race relations, Schools