Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy SteinkellnerTrash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner

Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga

byTeddy Steinkellner

Paperback | June 17, 2014

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Jake Schwartz is not looking forward to middle school. Puberty feels light years away, he's not keen on the cool clothes or lingo, and he has the added pressure of preparing for his bar mitzvah. The only saving grace is that Danny Uribe, his lifelong best friend, will be by his side. . . .

Or will he? Since Danny's summer growth spurt, there's been a growing distance between him and Jake. Dannyisexcited to explore all that junior high has to offer-especially the girls (and most notably Hannah, Jake's older sister). But gang life has its allure, and he soon finds himself in over his head.

Meanwhile, Hannah is dealing with her own problems; being queen bee isnoteasy. The other girls are out for blood, and boys are so. . .exhausting. Danny surprises her with his maturity, but can her reputation survive if she's linked to a sevvy? And what would Jake think about his sister hooking up with his best friend?

Dorothy Wu could not care less about junior high drama. She is content staying in her bedroom and writing epic stories of her adventures as a warrior mermaid maiden. But that changes when she discovers the school's writing club. There, she meets a young lad with heroic potential and decides that life outside of her fantasy world just might have some appeal.
Teddy Steinkellner ( graduated from Stanford University in 2011, where he won a creative arts grant.Trash Can Days: A Middle School Sagais his first novel. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter at @teddysteinkelln.
Title:Trash Can Days: A Middle School SagaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423166604

ISBN - 13:9781423166603


Editorial Reviews

"Steinkellner skillfully juggles a large cast, giving even minor characters distinctive voices and making their disappointments and growth feel real."-Publishers Weekly