The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

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By Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
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A fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chainrattlin ghosts, and a oneeyed cat. But theyre nothing compared to my reallife stalker: a sixthgrade girl named Kandi Kain. . . . Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story hes got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always prevails and the bad guy goes to jail. Real life is messy and complicated, so Lincoln sticks to fiction and keeps to himself. Which works fine until a nosy girl at his new school starts prying into his private business. She wants to know what hes writing, where he disappears to after school, and why he never talks to anybody. . . . The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones is a terrifically funny and poignant story about a boy finding the courage to get to know the real characters all around himand to let them know him. Praise for The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones: Winner of the Josette Frank AwardVan Draanens engaging story is characterized by clever writing, a palpable affection for her characters, and a deep understanding of whats important about life. Readers will love Lincoln Jones.Kirkus ReviewsVan Draanen skillfully wraps up her tale, offering a realistically happy ending. A story with a perfect balance of mirth and poignancy. School Library JournalLincoln is a delightful narrator. Booklist

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52547 words52,547 words
272 pages272 pages
Lexile 740LLexile 740L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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