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The Twelve-Fingered Boy

(2013)
(The first book in the Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy series)
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Fifteen-year-old Shreve Cannon doesn't mind juvie. He's got a good business dealing contraband candy, and three meals a day are more than his drunk mother managed to provide. In juvie, the rules never change and everyone is the same. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up.

Jack's a quiet kid. Small. Cries himself to sleep too. He's no standard-issue titty-baby, though. There's his hands - more specifically his fingers, all twelve of 'em. And when he gets angry, something weird happens. The air wavers. You feel a slight pressure in your chest. And then... well, best take cover.

Jack isn't the only new face in juvie. There's Mr. Quincrux. Quincrux has an unusual interest in Jack and Shreve, and it quickly becomes clear that innocent bystanders aren't going to get in his way. So Jack and Shreve bust out.

On the lam, they quickly discover that Jack has abilities - hell, superpowers - that might just give them a fighting chance against Quincrux, if they can stay alive long enough to figure them out.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for John Hornor Jacobs's The Twelve-Fingered Boy

Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Twelve-Fingered Boy (The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy)
Author(s): John Hornor Jacobs
ISBN: 0-7613-9007-3 / 978-0-7613-9007-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Twelve-Fingered Boy (The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy)
Author(s): John Hornor Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4677-3706-2 / 978-1-4677-3706-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Twelve-Fingered Boy (The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): John Hornor Jacobs
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU