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Dogface (Paperback)

Author:  Jeff Garigliano
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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1596922591
ISBN-13: 9781596922594
Sku: 204706561
Publish Date: 1/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  360
Age Range:  NA
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From the Publisher:
Obsessed with all things military, fourteen-year-old Loren finds himself incarcerated at Camp Ascend!, a facility to whip mixed-up teenagers back into shape, after an attempt to vandalize a local golf course, discovers that the camp is a scam run by a scheming ex-con, and launches a new mission to free himself and his delinquent friends and bring the facility down. A first novel. Simultaneous.Obsessed with all things military, fourteen-year-old Loren finds himself incarcerated at Camp Ascend!, a facility to whip mixed-up teenagers back into shape, after an attempt to vandalize a local golf course, discovers that the camp is a scam run by a scheming ex-con, and launches a new mission to free himself and his delinquent friends and bring the facility down. A first novel. Simultaneous.
Annotation:
After setting a golf course ablaze as revenge against his mother's latest boyfriend, 14-year-old Loren is shipped off to the gulag of Camp Ascend! a disreputable reform program run by Ray Kellogg, a con artist, his wife Kitty, and Kitty's vicious brother Donovon. Loren goes into revolt and must uses all his skills of espionage, sabotage, and general mischief to bring the brutal "Colonel Kellogg" and his cohorts to their knees.

Praise

"What initially seems like a wacky teenage romp morphs into a harrowing story about resilience, redemption and the will to survive. Garigliano excels with this sinister, superlative debut." (starred review) 09/17/2007
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