My Most Excellent Year: A Novel Of Love, Mary Poppins, And Fenway Park

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel Of Love, Mary Poppins, And Fenway Park

by Steve Kluger

Penguin Young Readers Group | February 19, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al‚. She''s pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al‚ is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he''s got a crush on a boy. It''s not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it''s totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: February 19, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142413437

ISBN - 13: 9780142413432

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel Of Love, Mary Poppins, And Fenway Park

by Steve Kluger

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: February 19, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142413437

ISBN - 13: 9780142413432

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THE FIRST MOVE Even though I should have listened to Augie when he told me that Alejandra needed special handling, I didn’t. Instead, on the first day of school I stuck a note into her social studies book. This wasn’t a kissing kind of strategy to show her how cute I am, it was because my voice is changing so fast I couldn’t count on it not to crack when I told her I loved her. And who wants a boyfriend who sounds like he needs a tune-up? DEAR ALLIE: I’M CONSIDERING A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. AND BY THE WAY, FORGET THAT MRS. FITZPATRICK CALLS ME ANTHONY. YOU CAN CALL ME T.C. —T.C. After phys ed there was a vanilla envelope on my desk with purple writing on it that looked like it came from the principal’s office—and I don’t usually get called in there until at least November. Dear Anthony: I appreciate your recent interest, but I’m not accepting applications at this time. Your letter will be kept in our files and someone will get back to you if there is an opening. Thank you for thinking of me. Respectfully, Alejandra Perez P.S. It’s not “Allie.” It’s “Alé.” OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY ENJOY STEVE KLUGER Table of Contents English Assignment T.C. Keller, 11th Grade Ms. LaFontaine’s Class MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR Part 1: My Family [Note to Ms. LaFontaine: I didn’t mean to give you a hard time about the title of this assignment, but “My Totally Excellent Year” would have bee
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Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al‚. She''s pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al‚ is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he''s got a crush on a boy. It''s not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it''s totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way.

About the Author

Steve Kluger lives in Santa Monica, California.

Editorial Reviews

"This romantic comedy is pure fun." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17