Publication Date: December 24, 2008
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 560L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Number of Pages: 184 pages
Approximate Word Count: 53,680 words
Book Themes: Violence, Family, Materialism, Language and Communication, Friendship, Change
"She's gonna go' -- I made my voice high like a girl's -- 'Oooo, there's that Crash Coogan scoring another touchdown. I do believe I'm falling in love with that boy. He's so good and handsome."
First Line: My name is John," it says. "John Coogan"
Point of View: first person through the perspective of John Coogan