Zen and the Art of Faking It

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Scholastic Inc., Feb 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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From masterfully funny and poignant Jordan Sonnenblick, a story that will have everyone searching for their inner Zen. Meet San Lee, a (sort of) innocent teenager, who moves against his will to a new town. Things get interesting when he (sort of) invents a new past for himself, which makes him incredibly popular. In fact, his whole school starts to (sort of) worship him, just because he (sort of) accidentally gave the impression that he’s a reincarnated mystic. When things start to unravel, San needs to find some real wisdom in a hurry. Can he patch things up with his family, save himself from bodily harm, stop being an outcast, and maybe even get the girl?

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok, I'd been reading a lot of children's and YA lately, so I was getting a little burnt out when I picked this up. Or so I thought. I laughed out loud several times over the first pp, and then as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sgrame - LibraryThing

San Lee is an adopted Chinese kid trying to fit in to Middle School in the small town of Harrisonville, PA. His family has traveled around quite a bit and San tries to make it by becoming whatever ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed teen novels Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes from the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art of Faking it. In addition to being a writer, he s a middle-school English teacher and would never penalize one of his students for bringing an imaginary friend to school. Jordan lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their two children. If he s ever had an imaginary friend, he s not telling! You can visit him on the Web at www.jordansonnenblick.com.

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