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Published to critical acclaim around the world, and soon to be a major motion picture directed by Joel Schumacher, Twelve established its seventeen- year-old author Nick McDonell as a powerful voice of the new millennium. The chilling novel follows prep school dropout White Mike through the week between Christmas and New YearA•s 1999, as he takes a year off to deal an alluring new drug to his privileged peers on ManhattanA•s Upper East Side. The kids of Twelve have it all; Chris and Claude and Hunter and Laura have the best, and most, of everything, but are constantly looking for something more exotic, and more dangerous. But Twelve is not a coming-of-age story, because these kids never had a childhoodA‘their parents are off on holiday in Bali or business in Brussels, leaving hired help to look the other way as the kids stay home alone in their multimillion-dollar town houses, partying with drugs and sex and, in the end, much worse.He has read the latest issue of Maxim, however, and has learned several things from it. First, how to make a Lava lamp. Second, that to get a girl in bed, you shouldna#39;t act interested. Or rather, you should act interested but not too interested .

Author:Nick McDonell
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2010-07-06


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