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Urban Falcon


Author: Jennifer Caloyeras
Publisher: Diversion Press, Inc.
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN: 978-1-935290-08-7
Pages: 232
Price: $12.95

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Evan Falcon has spent his whole life in Elbow Creek, a tiny rural town. When his father gets a new job, he’s forced to move to Lincoln Heights in the middle of eleventh grade and adjust to life in the big city.

Moving as a teen is tough, especially when his best friend in Elbow Creek is no longer talking to him. Evan finds a new friend, and life starts to feel more normal, especially when he meets Maya. But trouble with his parents leads to being grounded and having to come up with creative ways to date and hang out with his classmates.

And lurking in the background is the sneaking suspicion that his mother is having an affair. How can Evan let his parents know that he knows, and does he even want to tell them? Would this revelation disrupt his life even more than it already is?

Jennifer Caloyeras has created a convincing world for Evan Falcon as he adjusts to his big move. The reader sympathizes with his struggles and wants the best for this likable young man. Urban Falcon is a great read, and I look forward to seeing more from this talented new author.

Warning: Rated mature for sexual situations and language.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

December 20, 2009 - Posted by | teen

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