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Nelson, Blake.
New York : Viking, 2003
ISBN 0670036447
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Max is sitting at a basketball game with his long time perfect girlfriend, unable to think about the game. He is focused on the fact that though he loved Cindy, as she did him, something was wrong.  They needed to talk about things, including the fact that something was wrong.  Unfortunately, the problem was they were not talking with each other and did not seem to be able to start.  Early in his junior year of high school, Max broke-up with Cindy and was unable to give any reason except they couldn’t talk.  Cindy, their friends, family, and Max himself were unable to understand exactly what has happened.  Max slogged through his junior year and into his senior year as editor of the school newspaper.
In his job as paper editor, Max manages to have an edition of the paper so strongly censored that it is recalled from the stands. While editor, Max seeks to guide staffers, develop new features and frontiers for the paper. His success in this area leads Max into relationships with people outside his normal range.  Read this book to determine if their problem is resolved.  (Linda Bryant, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Newspapers -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Portland (Or.) -- Fiction.


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