I Can't Tell You

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Graphia/Houghton Mifflin, 2004 - College stories - 196 pages
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After he opens his big mouth in a big fight with his best friend, Jake concludes that talking = trouble. He decides that communicating through writing is safer. Through notes scribbled on napkins and in notebooks, on upside-down calculators, and on walls with pudding-covered fingers, Jake explores new ways to express himself. But there are also the notes he never sends. To his flirty friend. Who is just a friend. But could be more than a friend. But isn"t--or is she? Hillary Frank"s inventive style envelops her readers in a new dimension of storytelling. Jake + Xandra = a story about what it means to be "just friends." All without saying a word.

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User Review  - Lindsayg - LibraryThing

This one was pretty good. The narrator, Jake, has a blow out fight with his best friend (and college roommate) during which he says something so terrible he can't take it back. Jake decides that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanairis - Goodreads

Even though this book was a boyish kind of book i loved it. How ever it was about a boy woh had lots of fun in his life. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Hillary Frank is a freelance writer and illustrator. Her first novel, BETTER THAN RUNNING AT NIGHT, was named a 2003 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and a Top 10 First Youth Novel by Booklist. Her radio stories have aired on a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Studio 360, and Chicago Matters. I CAN'T TELL YOU is her second illustrated novel for young adults.

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