The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman

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Gecko Fosse drove the getaway car.

Terence Florian ran with the worst gang in Chicago.

Arjay Moran killed someone.

All three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life in the form of Douglas Healy.  A former juvenile delinquent himself, Healy is running an experimental halfway house in New York City where he wants to make a difference in the lives of kids like Gecko, Terence, and Arjay. 
           Things are going well, until one night Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious while trying to break up a scuffle among the boys.  Terrified of the consequences, they drop him off at a hospital and run away.  But when Healy awakes, he has no memory of them or the halfway house.  Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left.  They will go to school, do their community service, attend therapy, and act like model citizens until Healy's memory returns and he can resume his place with them.  
            But life keeps getting in the when Gecko finds romance.  Or Arjay gets famous. Or Terence starts reverting to his old ways.  If the boys are discovered, their second chance will be their last.


About Gordon Korman

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Gordon Korman is one of the most popular young adult and middle grade authors writing today. He published his first book at the young age of fourteen and has been going strong ever since. A tireless self-promoter, Gordon is constantly traveling across the country to visit different schools. He and his wife, a teacher, live on Long Island with their three children.
Published January 1, 2008 by Scholastic Canada, Limited. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Three young miscreants are offered a shot at redemption in this unlikely but likable comedy of errors.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Juvie Three

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Gecko, Arjay and Terence know they can’t let him stay in that awful place;

Sep 02 2008 | Read Full Review of The Juvie Three

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