The Detention Club

by David Yoo

On Sale: 06/26/2012

The Detention Club

by David Yoo

On Sale: 06/26/2012

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About the Book

Detention: The best worst thing to happen to Peter Lee?

Peter and his best friend, Drew, used to be so cool (or at least, not total outcasts) in elementary school. But now they're in middle school, where their extensive mica collection and prowess at kick ball have earned them a new label: losers.

Things go from bad to worse when Peter gets detention. But what at first seems to spell his utter doom turns into an unlikely opportunity for making friends and influencing people. . . .

Critical Praise

“Peter’s earnest, myopic first-person narration is authentic and convincing, and Yoo exposes the precarious footing and shifting allegiances of middle school with a deft hand…. A mystery about the Fenwick Middle School thief contributes to the quick pace and adds a satisfactory surprise.” — ALA Booklist

“Peter and Drew’s antics will keep readers laughing. Readers will be entertained by the boys’ hijinks and empathize with their desire to fit in.” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE: “It wouldn’t seem possible to make high school jocks, popular girls and losers fresh and hilarious, but Yoo does it.” — New York Times Book Review

Praise for STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE: “Albert is a funny, fascinating, and infuriating character. Laugh-out-loud moments and painfully realistic scenes of student life will hold readers’ attention.” — School Library Journal

Praise for GIRLS FOR BREAKFAST: “Very funny and bravely rendered.” — Seattle Times

Praise for GIRLS FOR BREAKFAST: “Funny, dark, and subversive. Beware: you’ll never be able to look at a guy the same way after you read this book.” — Rachel Cohn, author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061783807
  • ISBN 10: 0061783803
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 06/26/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:7.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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