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Character Driven

Author: David  LUBAR
Publisher: Tor Teen
Subject/Category: Gr. 8-12
Year Reviewed:: 2017
ISBN: 9780765316332
Review: Even though Cliff cautions from the outset that he might not be a reliable narrator, that warning is easily forgotten until the end of the novel. A likeable protagonist, Cliff is a 17-year-old ready to be finished with high school despite having a year left. His quest for a girlfriend seems closer to an end when new girl Jillian catches his eye. While his home life might be a bit on the edge with his unemployed father, Cliff's social life is looking up. This rare novel captures the teen male voice in all its sarcasm and authenticity.

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