The New Rules of High School

Mass Market Paperback | September 9, 2004

byBlake Nelson

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Max is the consummate high school overachiever. Straight-A student, debate team captain, future editor of the school paper, dutiful Max does what?s expected?until the day he inexplicably breaks up with Cindy, his perfect girlfriend. Is their relationship too much to handle on top of everything else? Or is Max just tired of doing everything he?s supposed to? As Max begins to question his life, all of the old rules dissolve?and he searches in some very unlikely places for new ones.

?Nelson, it seems, possesses that peculiar and particular ability, granted to only a few? the Judy Blumes and J. D. Salingers of this world?to accurately portray the mysterious inner life of the American teenager.?
?Time Out New York

?Fiercely real and really fierce.?
?Daniel Handler (aka ?Lemony Snicket?)

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Max is the consummate high school overachiever. Straight-A student, debate team captain, future editor of the school paper, dutiful Max does what?s expected?until the day he inexplicably breaks up with Cindy, his perfect girlfriend. Is their relationship too much to handle on top of everything else? Or is Max just tired of doing everyt...

Blake grew up in Portland, Oregon. His first love was books but he spent several years in his teens and twenties playing in bands. Blake's first writing job was at Details magazine, where he wrote short humor pieces on the slacker lifestyle. His fiction remained unpublished until Sassy Magazine (cool girl magazine from the 90s) began p...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 6.69 × 4.15 × 0.65 inPublished:September 9, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402427

ISBN - 13:9780142402429

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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