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Larry, Teresa, and Elliot are so tight, there s no room in their circle for than three boy, girl, boy And when they graduate, they plan to move to California to start their real lives together But who are they fooling Larry is gay and trying to come to terms with his sexuality Teresa is tired of hanging out with boys she loves who don t want to be her boyfriLarry, Teresa, and Elliot are so tight, there s no room in their circle for than three boy, girl, boy And when they graduate, they plan to move to California to start their real lives together But who are they fooling Larry is gay and trying to come to terms with his sexuality Teresa is tired of hanging out with boys she loves who don t want to be her boyfriend And Elliot is realizing that he may like himself if he isn t always in the shadow of his friends This is a wry, surprising, and insightful story about three best friends who each learn how tough it is to be yourself Includes an interview with the author.
Ask Ron Koertge what he brings to the realm of young adult fiction, and the seasoned author responds matter of factly I write dialogue well, and I m funny, he says an assessment few would argue with I like iconoclasm and practice it in my fiction I don t like pretense or hypocrisy I m almost always irreverent A faculty member for than 35 years at Pasadena City College, where he has taught everything from Shakespeare to remedial writing, Ron Koertge is the author of several acclaimed novels, most of them for young adults That Ron Koertge is a master at capturing teenagers voices often in witty repartee is fully evident in MARGAUX WITH AN X, the story of a sharp tongued beauty and a quirky, quick witted loner MARGAUX WITH AN X started as a short story, but the heroine wouldn t let me alone, the author says She had a story to tell, and she wanted a whole novel to tell it in Another unlikely pairing is found in STONER SPAZ, Ron Koertge s funny, in your face tale of a young cinephile with cerebral palsy and the stoner who steals his heart My wife works with the disabled, the writer says of his inspiration for the novel, which quickly garnered critical acclaim One night she came home and told me about a young man she d been working with He had C.P and a terrific sense of humor Coincidentally, that day I had talked to a former student of mine who d recently been in rehab for substance abuse What would happen, I wondered, if those two knew each other In addition to his young adult novels, Ron Koertge writes poetry, and has been dubbed the wisest, most entertaining wiseguy in American poetry by poet laureate Billy Collins SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP is narrated by a straight talking, fourteen year old first baseman who has been benched by mono and decides to take a swing at writing poetry Written entirely in free verse, with examples of several poetic forms slipped into the mix including a sonnet, haiku, pastoral, and even a pantoum SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP is a veritable English teacher s dream The interest in SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP is less with the arc of the plot than with the individual poems, some of which demonstrate poetic form, some of which tell the story, the author says One of my biggest challenges was to write like a fourteen year old who has a knack for writing poetry, and not just sound like a sixty one year old pretending to be one The author s first book with Candlewick, THE BRIMSTONE JOURNALS, is also a novel written in free verse, with 15 different teenage characters narrating four or five poems each The book started to nag me a few months before the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, and I started to make notes in the form of poems, he says of the hauntingly prescient work BRIMSTONE needed to move at high velocity, and this form is perfect for that no tail fins, no leather seats, no moon roof Just get in and go Ron Koertge grew up in an agricultural area in an old mining town in Illinois, just across the Mississippi from St Louis, Missouri There he learned to drive a tractor and buck hay bales, which are clearly useful skills in Los Angeles, he quips He and his wife live in South Pasadena, California.
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