Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Korman, Gordon.

New York : Hyperion, 2003
ISBN 078681957X
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Mysterious newcomer Jake Garett has taken over F. Scott Fitzgerald High. He’s on the football team and is the best long snapper the school has ever known. He has parties everyone wants an invitation to, and is also well-known by the local college crowd. To be around Jake is to be part of the “in crowd,” to be famous by association. All the guys want to be him and all the girls want to hook up with him, but Jake only has eyes for Didi, the girlfriend of Todd Buckley, the school’s quarterback. Didi is impressed with Jake’s trappings and popularity, but will only date Jake on the sly and won’t break up with Todd. Soon people are questioning who is Jake, really? Where has he come from? Where is he getting his money? Told through the eyes of Jake’s friend, Rick, who at first admires Jake, but upon learning Jake’s secret, he begins to fears for Jake’s safety.  (Prepared by: Heather Loy, Media Specialist,  Wagener-Salley High School , SCASL Young Adult Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        Peer pressure -- Fiction.
                        Social acceptance -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
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