Jumping the Nail

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byEve Bunting

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The jumping place is called the Nail. It is ninety feet from the top of the cliff to the water below - where the ocean is said to be bottomless. Seventeen-year-old Dru had heard about people jumping the Nail, but no one in La Paloma had dared since that terrible accident ten years ago. Now crazy Scooter has boasted he plans to jump, and Dru's troubled friend, Elisa, is jumping with him. Their stunt triggers a powerful chain of events that Dru and her boyfriend, Mike, try desperately to stop before it leads to another tragedy.An ALA Best Book for Young AdultsA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeAn ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers"Satisfying suspense." - Kirkus Reviews

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The jumping place is called the Nail--it's 90 feet from the top of the cliff to the water below. No one in La Paloma has dared jump since that terrible accident 10 years ago--until Scooter tells everyone he will jump. Dru and Mike try desperately to stop the dangerous activities before they lead to another tragedy. ALA Recommended Book...

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The jumping place is called the Nail. It is ninety feet from the top of the cliff to the water below - where the ocean is said to be bottomless. Seventeen-year-old Dru had heard about people jumping the Nail, but no one in La Paloma had dared since that terrible accident ten years ago. Now crazy Scooter has boasted he plans to jump, an...

Eve Bunting  has written more than two hundred books for young people. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 6.86 × 4.3 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152413588

ISBN - 13:9780152413583

Appropriate for ages: 12

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The jumping place is called the Nail--it's 90 feet from the top of the cliff to the water below. No one in La Paloma has dared jump since that terrible accident 10 years ago--until Scooter tells everyone he will jump. Dru and Mike try desperately to stop the dangerous activities before they lead to another tragedy. ALA Recommended Book for the Reluctant Young Reader

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"Satisfying suspense that unobtrusively incorporates wholesome values while drawing a credible picture of ordinary teens enthralled by their own escalating frenzy.."