Saint Iggy by K.L. Going

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I am not so bad a person once you get to know me.      When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there's no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and the phone's been disconnected, so even the social worker can't get through. Leaving his public housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life. It's not easy when you're sixteen, have no skills, and your only friend is mixed up with the dealer who got your mom hooked. But Iggy is . . . Iggy, and he has the kind of wisdom that lets him see what no one else can.     K. L. Going's third novel is a haunting achievement about a young man's tragic search for meaning in a world that to him makes no sense.

 

About K.L. Going

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K. L. GOINGis the author ofFat Kid Rules the World, a Printz Honor Book, andThe Liberation of Gabriel King. She lives and writes full-time in Glen Spey, New York.
 
Published September 1, 2006 by Harcourt Children's Books. 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Short on funds, Mo decides to buy drugs on credit—from the same dealer who supplies Iggy’s parents—and then takes Iggy to his wealthy mother’s apartment to ask for money.

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In search of funds for his own growing drug habit, Mo brings Iggy with him to his wealthy parents' apartment—a place Mo detests, but where Iggy can bask in plenty and enjoy some sincere parental concern.

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Iggy needs a plan to straighten out his life, but that's more difficult done than said for a 16-year-old with no skills or money who has just been kicked out of school.

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Iggy decides this means that if he can only figure out a way to change the way people see him he can turn his life around.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Iggy doesn't have any special talents.

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