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You Don't Know Me

Title

You Don't Know Me

Authors

David Klass

Publisher

Frances Foster Books

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780312653026

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fourteen-year-old John creates alternative realities in his mind as he tries to deal with his mother's abusive boyfriend, his crush on a beautiful but shallow classmate, and other problems at school.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Single parent; single mother; abusive boyfriend; abused teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and her boyfriend

Awards

Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Honorable Mention, Best Treatment of a Social Issue
Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2003, Finalist
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2001, Honor, Language Arts 7-12 Novels
Thumbs Up! Award, 2002, Winner

Keywords

high school; humor; personal narrative; band; algebra; outcast

Diversity Impact

direct

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