The Juvie Three

The Juvie Three

Paperback - 2008
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Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him...

Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie -- the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions -- the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them.

But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble -- the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems.

One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Scholastic Canada, c2008.
ISBN: 9781443100137
9780545996280
0545996287
Characteristics: 249 pages ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Juvie 3

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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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