Screaming Quietly by Evan Jacobs
(Gravel Road)

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It’s a timely topic with a pat resolution, framed for reluctant readers in choppy prose and short chapters, but it’s not likely to break out of its hi-lo niche.
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Sometimes we find ourselves on a gravel road, not sure of how we got there or where the road leads. Low-level teen fiction tackling tough and gritty topics like foster care, rape, teen pregnancy and more. Series contains a silver medal winner for the Independent Publishers Book Award. Each eBook is approximately 200-pages. Lexile Levels: 390 to 400. Ian Taylor lives a secret life. At school he's a varsity football player, dating one of the hottest cheerleaders on campus. At home he's his divorced mother's right hand, helping her to keep his younger autistic brother, Davey, in line. To Ian, Davey is a freak. And no one must ever know about him. But it's a game changer when Davey begins attending a special day class at Ian's school. Undaunted, Ian continues his charade of denying Davey's existence, even when Davey has massive public meltdowns. He internalizes his strong feelings--Screaming Quietly inside--until resentment, anger, and embarrassment force him to burst. But his love for Davey and his desire to man up eventually allow him to overcome peer pressure and fully own his life.
 

About Evan Jacobs

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Evan Jacobs was born in Long Island, New York and he moved to Irvine, California when he was 4 years old. He lived there for a year before relocating with his family to Fountain Valley, where he still lives. As a filmmaker, Evan has directed 14 low budget films and he's also had various screenplays produced and realized by other directors. He is currently hard at work on several movie and book projects. Evan also works as a Behavior Interventionist with people who have special needs. "Attack Of The Drone" is his sixth young adult novel. You can find out more about him athttp: //ronnisbooks.blogspot.com.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Saddleback Educational Publishing. 220 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction
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on May 01 2013

It’s a timely topic with a pat resolution, framed for reluctant readers in choppy prose and short chapters, but it’s not likely to break out of its hi-lo niche.

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