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Cameron, Peter.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
ISBN 0374309892
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James doesn't want to go to college.  He doesn't want to be surrounded by teens away from home and not taking life seriously.  He wants to take the money and buy a house in the midwest and just live alone.  His parents are worried about him.  Of course, they worry in different parts of the city.  And in their own way.  His mom has just gotten married -- for the third time.  This marriage didn't even make it through the honeymoon before it was over.  And his father is so tied up in his business, he has little time for James.  The only person who seems to talk to him is John -- the manager of his mother's art gallery.  But in a ill-conceived effort to please John, James ends up hurting him and getting James fired from the art gallery.  But his own mother!   His parents insisted that he get therapy after what happened in Washington but he is reluctant to open up to her.  The only person who seems to want to understand him is his grandmother.  Can James come to terms with what life offers?  Or will he retreat into his own exile?
SUBJECTS:     Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

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