The Black Book by Jonah Black
Diary of a Teenage Stud, Vol. I: Girls, Girls, Girls

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"Not since American Pie has there been a more honest portrayal of the American teenage boy and his desires."

-- Honor Elspeth "Honey" Black

"Fantasy and reality are all the same to Jonah Black. Freud would have had a field day."

-- Dr. Leonard Larue, Ph.D.

"And all this time I thought Honah didn't even like girls. The man's a Casanova!"

-- Thorne Wood

"Jonah Black has no idea what a stud he really is."

-- Posie Hoff

Volume I details Jonah's crash-and-burn reentry into the high school society and family he left behind two years before.

 

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. 243 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Laugh-out-loud funny, this engaging, high-concept novel about a 17-year-old boy's world, both real and imaginary, is a story that teases, building up reader suspense and expectation then refusing to deliver.

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Through his journals, Jonah Black (who's listed as the official author) narrates this engaging, if offbeat, first installment, chronicling his return to Pompano Beach, Fla., after he's boot

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The New York Times

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“The Monster Who Ate Darkness” helps kids face down their fear of the dark. “The Black Book of Colors” asks us to imagine being blind.

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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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Adolescent Adonis wannabe Jonah Black records his musings for posterity in the second volume of The Black Book: [Diary of a Teenage Stud] series.

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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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