Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia CliftonFreaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

byLutricia Clifton

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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When twelve-year-old Frankie Joe's mother is sent to jail, he is uprooted from his home in Texas to live with the father he has never met, his father's wife, and his father's four "legitimate" sons in Illinois. Frankie Joe is miserable. Trying to adjust to his blended family proves too much to bear, so Frankie Joe hatches a plot to escape on his bike back home to Texas. For that he needs money, and so Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service is born. His deliveries win new friends, a place in the rural Illinois community, and a sense of achievement. But his planned escape is destroyed by a heartbreaking betrayal, and Frankie Joe needs all of his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new family to survive the devastating loss.
Lutricia Clifton was born in Oklahoma and moved frequently while she was growing up. She married and raised two sons in Colorado, where she earned a BA and an MA in English at Colorado State University. She lives in northern Illinois, the setting of this, her first book.
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Title:Freaky Fast Frankie JoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823428672

ISBN - 13:9780823428670

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"The hardworking Frankie Joe struggles through it all to emerge as a winning protagonist...Readers who enjoy graceful, understated humor in their realistic fiction should find this right up their alley..."