The Black Book by Jonah Black
Diary of a Teenage Stud, Vol. III: Run, Jonah, Run

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"Jonah still doesn't know who I am, and it's driving me crazy."

-- Northgirl999

"Watch it, Jonah Black. You're a good diver, but you're not that good."

-- Lamar Jameson

"My son's diary is a testament to the fact that young people today need to be nicer to themselves. We all do."

-- Dr. Judith Black, Radio Personality and Teen Sexpert

"I love Jonah Black. I still can't believe he's real."

-- Sophie O'Brien

In Volume III, Jonah hooks up with the girl he left behind -- the same one who got him expelled from boarding school up north.

 

About Jonah Black

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Jonah Black, of course, grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. He attended boarding school in Pennsylvania until recently when, under shrouded circumstances, he left and has since been picking up the pieces of his shattered life. And checking out all the Florida chicks.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperTeen. 215 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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Told in diary format, the tale is two-pronged: One details Jonah’s real-life woes—problems at home with Mom, being forced to repeat 11th grade, and his unrequited love for best friend Posie—the other his lurid, highly sexed fantasy life.

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Jonah Black is back in Run, Jonah, Run, Volume III of the Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud series. The virile volume opens with Jonah on the verge of losing his virginity to Posie. An unexpected

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Jonah Black is back in Run, Jonah, Run, Volume III of the Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud series. The virile volume opens with Jonah on the verge of losing his virginity to Posie. An unexpected

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The New York Times

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We watch as he devours the darkness under Jo-Jo’s bed and gobbles down “the darkness in the closet and all the darkness hiding behind the folds in the curtains.” Leaving Jo-Jo behind, he chomps his way through all the darkness in the little boy’s neighborhood, then the darkness in rabbit holes, c...

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The Black Book of Secrets by FE Higgins 320pp, Macmillan, £8.99 Fiona Higgins's novel - her first - very elegantly presents itself as a horror yarn.

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In France, both sales and controversy were fueled, as Martin Malia notes in the foreword, by editor Courtois's specific comparison of communism's ""class genocide"" with Nazism's ""race genocide."" Courtois, the director of research at the prestigious Centre Research National de la Recherche Scie...

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With this latest action-packed adventure of Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus, Rankin steps into the company of accomplished fellow British procedural writers John Harvey and Peter Turnbull.

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Readers willing to navigate these unannounced imaginative episodes will race through this fast-paced read to collect clues about the cause of his expulsion—and to see if Jonah's breaks from reality mean he's crazy or just creative.

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Set in Istanbul, Turkish novelist Pamuk's latest is an elaborate and darkly comic meditation on identity.

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BC Books

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When the borders of the Ottoman Empire retracted back to modern Turkey with the loss of the Middle East at the end of World War I, Istanbul once more became the end of Europe and the beginning of the mysterious East.

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Seven Cahill agents from different branches of the family have risked their lives to publish the 10 volumes of the clue hunt: Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Patrick Carman, Jude Watson, Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix.

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The New York Review of Books

It was an exceptionally cruel murder—even a local spokesman for the Klan said that nobody deserves to die that way—but if it had been a lynching, old style, the dragging would have taken place around the public square, after (or before) which James Byrd would have been hanged, burned, castrated, ...

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