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Beautiful but troubled Colleen Minou is the only girl who ever looked at Ben Bancroft as more than just a spaz more than that kid with cerebral palsy. But the more time Ben spends with Colleen, the more glaring their differences appear, which makes him wonder if what he feels for her is actual affection or if it's just gratitude.
And then there's A.J. She's everything that Colleen isn t, and everything that Ben's grandma wants for him: clean cut and upper class, academically driven, and just as obsessed with movies as Ben is. But what does she see when she looks at Ben? C.P.? Or the person behind the twisted body?
In this sharp, darkly humorous follow-up to the acclaimed "Stoner & Spaz," Ben tries to come to terms with his relationship with Colleen, who is sometimes out of it, sometimes into him, and always exhilarating.
About the Author
Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including Stoner & Spaz, Strays, and The Brimstone Journals, all American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, and American Library Association Top Ten Sports Books for Youth Selection; and The Arizona Kid, an American Library Association pick for "one of the ten funniest books of the year." A two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature, Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.
Josh Hamilton's films include "Diggers", "Kicking and Screaming", "The House of Yes, Alive, Online, " and "Outsourced". New York Stage work includes "The Coast of Utopia", "HurlyBurly", "Proof", "This is Our Youth, The Waverly Gallery, The Cider House Rules, As Bees in Honey Drown, " and "Suburbia".