You Don't Know Me
Frances Foster Books
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.
Family Relationships; Family violence; Single parent; single mother; abusive boyfriend; abused teenager
mother and her boyfriend
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
high school; humor; personal narrative; band; algebra; outcast
Klass, David, "You Don't Know Me" (2001). Diverse Families. 1116.