I Can't Tell You

By Frank, Hillary

Publishers Summary:
While fighting with his best friend and college roommate over a girl, Jake says something he regrets, then begins communicating only through notes and letters, but when he wants to tell the girl how he really feels about her, his silence and penchant for puns get in the way.

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ISBN
978-0-61849-491-0
Publisher
Graphia Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2004

Gr 10-Up During a huge fight with his best friend and college dorm-mate, Jake says something he cannot take back. As a result, he decides to communicate with everyone by writing-using dry-erase boards, Post-its, stained napkins, etc.-figuring he can better control what he has to say by not opening his mouth. Friends at first find him weird, but then play along and decide it's cool. His mother is sure he is cracking up, but his f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2004

It's tempting to dismiss Jake Jacobsen, the note-writing college-guy narrator, as just another of those elective mutes who, somewhat bewilderingly, keep cropping up in YA fiction. But, despite Jake's grimace-inducing appreciation for puns—a trait he and his former best friend Sean shared—his sharp wit and lack of pretension manage to win you over. The novel begins the night Jake decides to take an extended break from speaking after unwisely blurting out to Sean that he has...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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