Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Juvie Three

Korman, Gordon. The Juvie Three. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.
[Book cover credit: http://www.librarything.com/]

Gecko, Terence and Arjay, all residents of their local juvenile detention centers, are given a second chance at life when Doug Healy comes along. They all move into an apartment in New York together which becomes their own experimental rehabilitation program. When Healy is knocked unconscious and wakes up with amnesia, the guys have to cover it up or go back to juvie.

"Gecko regards Terence in surprise. 'Didn't Healy give you the warning? That he had to fight to get this program going, and the whole thing is kind of a trial run? Mess up, and you go straight back into the system.'" p22

Gecko, Terence and Arjay are fighting for lives that they never thought they would get back. But how can they keep each other in line when they are still the same people who ended up in juvie to begin with?

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