Item description for Baker's Dozen: In 13 Days, Justin Baker and the World Will Change (Fresh Voices series) by Joshua Matthew Moorhead...
The Fresh Voices series was inspired by a writing contest of the same name that identified high school writers interested in composing book-length works for young adults. Working with a professional editor, the young authors spent the summer learning about the book industry and meeting journalists while writing their individual books, both fiction and nonfiction. The four titles in this series represent the first four winners of the contest.
A high school student's search for identity unfolds in the backdrop of the chaos and tragedy of 9/11 in this honest and heartfelt novel by a recent high school graduate. Love, faith, animosity, and friendship struggle for balance as protagonist Justin Baker works through the 13 seminal d9ays of his senior year. Already ensconced in a sometimes-bewildering life of high school intrigue, nocturnal pranks, and chance encounters with Vanilla Ice, the tragedy of 2001 informs Justin's rite of passage into adulthood, inspiring him to discover himself and the purpose of society. Written as a series of journal entries, teenagers will be moved by the intimacy of the language and the unique vividness of 9/11 as it is experienced though the eyes of a 17-year-old.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Holy Macro! Books
ISBN 1932802967 ISBN13 9781932802962
Reviews - What do customers think about Baker's Dozen: In 13 Days, Justin Baker and the World Will Change (Fresh Voices series)?
A Good Read Oct 11, 2005
My fifteen-year-old son read Baker's Dozen on the ride home from Maryland today. As we rode along, whenever I tried to engage him in conversation, he politely asked when he could get back to reading. In part that's a clever way of ignoring his dad, but during the ride he laughed out loud in several places, and during the part about the wooden sword fight and deer-head stabbing, his expression was one of amazement .. he was truly caught up in the story the whole time he was reading it. He gives it a B to B+, and would recommend it to others. He said that while it probably wouldn't interest an old fellow like me, it was good for his age range. I call it high praise when the reader's face shows a wide range of emotions, as his did during the ride. Clearly, this book is a good read.
If you have to own . . . Jul 30, 2005
one book make it Baker's Dozen. If you have to own two books make it Baker's Dozen and a Bible.
High School Memories Jun 15, 2005
Joshua really brings to life 13 days of High School for those who forgot what it was like and for those who need reminding. This book shows what it was like any ordinary day in the life of a busy high school student starting two weeks before 9/11 and ending the day after the towers fell. This book is written as a journal, therefore it is life as seen through the eyes of an informed, albeit confused high school student.
Instant Classic May 22, 2005
Moorhead, at the ripe age of 20 manages to seamlessly blend the timeless memories of highschool with the time-changing massacre that is 9/11. This young author is here to stay.