Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Davis, Rebecca Fjelland.
New York : HarperTempest, 2003.
ISBN 0060518375
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Jake Riley has just returned from reform school.  His teachers and counselor say that Jake is irreparably damaged and there is no hope for him.  But Lainie disagrees.  She has known Jake for a long time and is his only friend.  She sees a different side of Jake.  But friendship gradually begins to turn to fear as Lainie starts to see the side of Jake that everyone warned her about.  Is Jake as damaged and dangerous as they say he is?
SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Emotional problems -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Farm life -- Fiction.
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