10th Grade by Joe Weisberg
A Novel

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Jeremiah Reskin has big plans for tenth grade—he wants to make some friends and he wants to take a girl’s shirt off. It’s not going too well at first, but when he meets a group of semibohemian outcasts, things start to change. Soon he’s negotiating his way through group back rubs and trying to find the courage to make a move on Renee Shopmaker, the hottest girl in school. At the behest of his composition teacher, Jeremy’s also chronicling everything in his own novel—a disastrously ungrammatical but unflinching look at sophomore year.

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About Joe Weisberg

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Joseph Weisberg was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in New York City. He wrote his first short story, "The Mid-Life Crisis Exploits," when he was twelve. 10th Grade is his first novel.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 12, 2011 by Random House. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Jeremy actually likes his hometown, Hutch Falls, New Jersey (“It has many of the advantages of the city like restaurants and culture but also has low crime and other problems like dirt”), and his parents may annoy him but Mom can really cook and Dad’s kind of an endearing old holdout against the ...

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Weisberg touches plenty of familiar bases in this pedestrian debut novel, a coming-of-age affair that tracks protagonist Jeremy Reskin's second year of high school in the vanilla New Jersey suburb of Hurst Falls.

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By the end, you've drawn conclusions about Jeremy that Jeremy hasn't, but how appropriate.

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