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It's not like I meant for Danley to get hurt...

Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a week-long suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: If he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade - blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can't bring himself to tell, the one story his teacher most wants to hear.

Inspired by Mark Goldblatt's own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have listeners laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters.

©2013 Mark Goldblatt (P)2013 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"A vivid, absorbing story about one boy's misadventure, heartache, and hope for himself." (Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me)

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great book

Great book. I would suggest every pre teen as well as teenager to read this book.

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this is one of my favorite books ever!I love this.

The most memorable moment was
after they had egged Danley.
I could actually feel the sadness from Julian.

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Really great book

I got it for my son and just wanted to listen to s little to tell don about it. But I listened to the entire thing and enjoyed it.

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Amazing

Loved it amazing book best book I ever read in my life omg omg omg