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The Boomerang Effect
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Gordon Jack always wanted to be a writer. In third grade, he put that on his "What I Want to Be When I Grow Up" list, just behind astronaut and professional dog walker. While working toward this goal, he had jobs as an advertising copywriter, English teacher, librarian, and semiprofessional dog walker. The Boomerang Effect is his first novel. He lives in San Francisco with his family. Visit him online at www.gordon-jack.com or on Twitter @gordojack.

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Lawrence s back story feels genuine, and readers will feel sympathy for him. His self-conscious humor is funny. The upbeat ending fits well. --Kirkus Reviews"
Jack s impeccable comedic timing and ear for dialogue make this an irresistible, absurdist romp with a lovable Ferris Bueller type raconteur. Jack manages to explore serious topics like drug abuse, sex, racism, sexism, and ableism through an honest and multidimensional lens that teen readers will appreciate.--ALA Booklist"
Action-packed and often hilarious. The large, diverse cast of supporting characters is wonderfully drawn and adds to the depth and humor of this debut novel. This is a great read that fans of humorous stories, misfits of all stripes, and teenage boys especially will enjoy. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"
Jack's impeccable comedic timing and ear for dialogue make this an irresistible, absurdist romp with a lovable Ferris Bueller-type raconteur. Jack manages to explore serious topics like drug abuse, sex, racism, sexism, and ableism through an honest and multidimensional lens that teen readers will appreciate.--ALA Booklist
This laugh-out-loud YA debut offers a profound meditation on the narrow definitions of "normal," how "to stand out and simultaneously blend in," and how growing up means valuing difference and looking at the world with more self-aware eyes. Highly recommended.--School Library Journal
"Lawrence's back story feels genuine, and readers will feel sympathy for him. His self-conscious humor is funny. The upbeat ending fits well."--Kirkus Reviews
"Action-packed and often hilarious. The large, diverse cast of supporting characters is wonderfully drawn and adds to the depth and humor of this debut novel. This is a great read that fans of humorous stories, misfits of all stripes, and teenage boys especially will enjoy."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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