The Falcon by Jackie French Koller

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Seventeen-year-old Luke has been having more and more accidents lately: ramming his car into the side of a truck while making a left turn, cutting off his dog's tail when he was out chopping wood, almost getting hit by a barge in the middle of the night while in a boat that was out of gas. And then there are the impulsive things he's been doing, like mountain climbing with no safety gear. Luke can't understand why all this is happening, or how to stop it. Is the answer to be found in the here and now, or deep in the buried thoughts of another accident, one from long ago?
 

About Jackie French Koller

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Jackie French Koller is a prolific children's author. Jackie's first book, Impy for Always, was published in 1989. She's gone on to write over 30 other books including The Keepers and Dragonling Series. Koller's books have received numerous awards and accolades - among them ALA Notable Book and IRA Teachers' Choice. Jackie lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and when she's not writing she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, making gingerbread houses, and playing with her grandchildren.
 
Published May 1, 1998 by Atheneum. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Caught in a severe downward internal spiral, convinced of his worthlessness, he breaks up with his girlfriend, punctures his good eye, begins to see a pediatric psychologist in the hospital while his eye heals, and finds himself rooming with a former schoolmate who attempted suicide rather than t...

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Luke Carver thinks that keeping a journal ""sounds like a chick thing."" Nonetheless, his English teacher wants him to write a little each day in preparation for the all- important college essay he will have to compose next year.

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