Frank, Hillary. I can't tell you.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

FRANK, Hillary. I can't tell you. Houghton Mifflin, Graphia. 208p. c2004. 0-618-41202-6. $16.00. (Paperback: 0-619-49491-X. $6.99). SA

Jake decides that "talking + me = trouble" after he has a fight with his best friend and says something he wishes he hadn't, so he quits communicating verbally and takes to writing instead. This novel is related in notes, e-mails, journal entries, and even a few drawings as Jake tries a new way to relate. But what about his relationship with Xandra? Does he dare to speak his mind (or send a letter) about how he feels about her? Are they just friends, or something more?

This tale about communication, crushes, and college life, by the author of Better Than Running at Night, is...

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