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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon Pulse
Publication date October 1, 2001
Pages 200
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689839030
ISBN-10 0689839030
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $10.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
During his first twenty-four hours after finishing high school, seventeen-year-old Ellis unexpectedly becomes part of an inner-city world far different from his comfortable life, which helps him deal with his best friend's recent suicide.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Compelling drama in which 17-year-old Ellis comes to terms with the meaning of death...Ellis is an ordinary 17-year-old; someone who's planning to finish school and go to university like any other teenager. The difference is that four months ago, his best friend Simon killed himself. Still - that was four months ago. Ellis has now 'got over it'. Except, of course, he hasn't. Returning to his home town, he gets drawn into a situation in which the 'old' Ellis would never have become embrangled. He gatecrashes a party and persuaded to 'rescue' two sisters - Ursa and Leo, driving them back to the Land of Smiles - the ex-motel where they live. From that moment on, nothing is the same again. The story is narrated hour-by-hour, as Ellis packs a life-time of experiences into the next twenty-four hours. Giving in to high spirits and booze, Ellis wakes next morning in a strange bed, with a stonking hangover and a shaven head! He learns that a child has been kidnapped, and is persuaded to help in her rescue...This is a bizarre, surreal and powerful novel in which the reader is taken on the same roller-coaster ride as Ellis.

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Hardcover
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from Margaret K McElderry (October 1, 2000)
9780689838842 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: During his first twenty-four hours after finishing high school, seventeen-year-old Ellis unexpectedly becomes part of an inner-city world far different from his comfortable life, which helps deal with his best friend's recent suicide.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780689839030
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Simon Pulse (October 1, 2001)
9780689839030 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $10.00
About: During his first twenty-four hours after finishing high school, seventeen-year-old Ellis unexpectedly becomes part of an inner-city world far different from his comfortable life, which helps him deal with his best friend's recent suicide.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (July 1, 2001)
9780606216098 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.56
About: During his first twenty-four hours after finishing high school, seventeen-year-old Ellis unexpectedly becomes part of an inner-city world far different from his comfortable life, which helps him deal with his best friend's recent suicide.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780613732666 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.95
About: During his first twenty-four hours after finishing high school, seventeen-year-old Ellis unexpectedly becomes part of an inner-city world far different from his comfortable life, which helps him deal with his best friend's recent suicide.

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