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?


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