Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

When twelve-year-old Frankie Joe's mother is sent to jail, he is uprooted from his home in Texas to live with the father he has never met, his father's wife, and his father's four "legitimate" sons in Illinois. Frankie Joe is miserable. Trying to adjust to his blended family proves too much to bear, so Frankie Joe hatches a plot to escape on his bike back home to Texas. For that he needs money, and so Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service is born. His deliveries win new friends, a place in the rural Illinois community, and a sense of achievement. But his planned escape is destroyed by a heartbreaking betrayal, and Frankie Joe needs all of his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new family to survive the devastating loss.

Title:Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780823423675
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    Freaky Fast Frankie Joe Reviews

  • Betsy

    Realistic fiction for kids has more baggage than other fictional genres for that age group. Fantasies and comedies and science fiction get to rely on the extraordinary to weave their tales. Historical...

  • KWinks

    Really, it is 4 and 3/4 stars. Yes, it is THAT good. I could not put this down. Everything else had to suffer until I finished. It has been my goal lately to read more realistic fiction featuring male...

  • Barb Middleton

    Ever bike in 32 degree weather? I have. I thought I was shaking my fist at old man winter. Then I hit a patch of ice, found my body levitating from the ground before gravity took over and slammed me t...

  • Chris

    http://www.booksinprint.com.leo.lib.u...#Professional Reviews Freaky Fast Frankie Joe Booklist ( April 15, 2012; 9780823423675 ) Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe has a lot of new people in his life after h...

  • Suzanne

    Frankie Joe thinks his life is normal. He lives with his mother who is always after the next scheme that will get her rich. She is gone all the time, usually on dates, and he is left with the retired...

  • K.  Thielen

    One of my favorite books of the year. Frankie Joe's mother has ended up in a bad spot - all a misunderstanding according to her - which lands her in jail. Frankie finds himself in a sticky situation. ...

  • Teresa Bateman

    Frankie Joe was living in a trailer park in Laredo, Texas when his mother wound up in jail. While she may not have been the most reliable of parents, she was what he was used to. So when the father he...

  • Tina

    In our classroom we have been reading and writing realistic fiction haven't we? Well today I would like to book talk this great example of the realistic fiction genre of books. This book is called Fre...

  • Sheila Welch

    Frankie Joe is a very appealing character. I found myself rooting for him to make it back to Texas and his mother even while I knew that wasn't likely to happen. Frankie tells his story in first perso...

  • Kris

    I loved this book! It was very sad at times, but the ending was what I hoped it would be. Anyone who works in a school knows some Frankie Joes. The descriptive writing of what he was going through af...