The Juvie Three

The Juvie Three

Book - 2008
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Gecko Fosse drove the getaway car.Terence Florian ran with the worst gang in Chicago.Arjay Moran killed someone.All three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life in the form of Douglas Healy. A former juvenile delinquent himself, Healy is running an experimental halfway house in New York City where he wants to make a difference in the lives of kids like Gecko, Terence, and Arjay.Things are going well, until one night Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious while trying to break up a scuffle among the boys. Terrified of the consequences, they drop him off at a hospital and run away. But when Healy awakes, he has no memory of them or the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left. They will go to school, do their community service, attend therapy, and act like model citizens until Healy's memory returns and he can resume his place with them.But life keeps getting in the way...like when Gecko finds romance. Or Arjay gets famous. Or Terence starts reverting to his old ways. If the boys are discovered, their second chance will be their last.
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2008
ISBN: 9780545996280
0545996287
Branch Call Number: J KOR
Characteristics: 249 p. ;,22 cm

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muffinpopcorn
Oct 11, 2017

Totally agree with the previous RockthePiano;s comment . Great book to read and would recommend . Korman is a great Author .

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RockThePiano
Jun 22, 2017

This is a great book.
Classic Korman!
I highly recommend this to his fans.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Jan 06, 2016

Gecko, Arjay, and Terence are given a second chance in Doug Healy’s halfway house. They are barred from doing anything other than going to school and community service, and if they mess up they have to return to prison. Mr. Healy is very patient, finding similarities between his own past and all three of the boys. The story takes a bizarre, far-fetched turn, but perhaps the unpredictability of the book is what makes it worth reading. Ultimately the book has interesting takes on responsibility, overcoming a trouble past, camaraderie, and finding the good in people.

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k481225
Sep 17, 2013

awesome

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cheech
Aug 03, 2013

Gordon Korman is truly THE best author ever. He totally keeps on the edge of your seat, wondering what'll happen next.

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FaithLovesPuddles
Oct 31, 2012

I loved this book! :D It was an amazing story. Kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down!

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novel_reader_101
Jun 23, 2011

this was such a great book I've read it 3 times :)

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Liano
Jun 09, 2011

This book is great. I love all books by Gordon Korman.

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Just2Boss
Dec 14, 2010

This is an amazing and entertaining book that has a great story

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sportsbookspce
Sep 10, 2010

Cool book. Gordon Korman's a great author.

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