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The Juvie Three Canadian Title

By Gordon Korman   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443157469 Paperback
256 Pages | 5.02" x 7.75" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443124683 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Gecko doesn’t want to go back to juvenile detention . . . and he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that he doesn't!

Graham “Gecko” Fosse wasn’t actually doing the robbery . . . he didn’t even know it was going down. He was just the driver of the getaway car. But that doesn’t keep him out of juvenile detention — the worst place he’s ever been.

So when do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up with a plan to put Gecko in a halfway house with two other young offenders, he jumps at the chance, even if it does mean he has to share a New York City apartment with Healy, 15-year-old killer Arjay Moran, and Terence Florian, who is always checking out the angles. The three of them have to stay in school, out of trouble, and on the good side of hard-assed caseworker Ms. Vaughn, or it’s back to the slammer for them all. Which is easier said than done, since Terence seems bent on getting himself in trouble at any opportunity . . .

If Gecko is out of jail, why does his life just seem to be getting worse?

Bestselling author Gordon Korman uses his usual humour in The Juvie Three, but adds a suspenseful edge that will keep readers rooting for the boys right through to the end!!