Living with Jackie Chan

By KNOWLES, Jo

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ISBN
978-0-7636-6280-6 978-0-7636-6716-0
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 9 Up—Seventeen-year-old Josh expected to be hanging out with his friends and going to parties during his senior year, but all that changed after a one-night stand ended in an unexpected pregnancy. Afraid to face the girl whose life he believes he ruined, Josh moves in with his Jackie Chan-loving Uncle Larry and begins a new life at a new school. Yet no matter how hard he tries, he can't escape his past. Overcome with guilt and regret, Josh concentrates on helping his uncle with his karate class. His growing friendship...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

Though Living with Jackie Chan is a companion novel to Jumping Off Swings, it stands on its own as a winning story about forgiveness and human connection. Josh’s attempt to tough out his agonizing guilt, rather than approach it head on, is relatable (though ineffective). Readers will appreciate his vulnerability and root for him to find a resolution. Larry, Josh’s uncle, is a standout character whose exuberance and silliness keep the story lighthearted. His cornball sense of humor and persistent cheerfulness some...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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