Out of Order by A. M. Jenkins
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Colt's perfect life crumbles when his girlfriend breaks up with him and looming academic ineligibility threatens his baseball career. For a guy who gets by on his good looks and talent with a bat, Colt knows that he could be facing his toughest challenge ever.

Just as she did in her acclaimed novel Damage, author A. M. Jenkins strikes to the heart of an outwardly confident teenager to expose surprising sensitivity, uncertainty, and humor within.

o Jenkins successfully tackles such common young adult themes as peer pressure and self esteem by addressing them through an inquisitive and likeable character to whom teens will easily relate.

o Out Of Order will resonate with girls and boys, reluctant and avid readers.

Ages 12 +


About A. M. Jenkins

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A. M. Jenkins is the award-winning author of "Damage, Beating heart: A Ghost Story", and the Printz Honor Book "Repossessed", and lives in Benbrook, Texas, with three sons, two cats, and two dogs. Jenkins received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship for night road.
Published August 18, 2009 by HarperTeen. 268 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Colt Trammel swaggers through his sophomore year shoving a huge rebellious streak in his teachers’ faces.

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Publishers Weekly

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There is redemption and growth at the end of Jenkins's (Damage; Breaking Boxes) brittle high school tale—but whether

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OUT OF ORDER is a realistic book, and readers will want to see more of what happens to Colt.

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London Review of Books

I make this point about Johnson not boasting about opera because he actually spent some part of Maria Callas’s performance in Norma at Covent Garden in 1957 with the diva’s right tit thrust into his eye, and ‘it remained there throughout the subsequent duet with Stignani.’ Mr Johnson, who was bor...

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