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The Resource Jesus Jackson, James Ryan Daley

Jesus Jackson, James Ryan Daley

Label
Jesus Jackson
Title
Jesus Jackson
Statement of responsibility
James Ryan Daley
Title variation
Jesus Jackson
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Stiles is a 14-year-old atheist who is coping with his first day of ninth grade at the fervently religious St. Soren's Academy when his idolized older brother Ryan is found dead at the bottom of a ravine behind the school. As his world crumbles, Jonathan meets an eccentric stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ (except for his white linen leisure suit and sparkling gold chains). Jesus Jackson, as he calls himself, offers to provide faith to Jonathan. He also suggests that Ryan's death may not have been an accident after all. Jonathan teams up with Henry, his new best friend at St. Soren's, to investigate. The two boys find footprints leading to the ravine that match Ryan's sneakers. They are assisted by Ryan's grieving girlfriend, Tristan, who also thinks the accident theory is bunk. The police, however, will not listen. But Jonathan knows something the police do not know: Shortly before his death, Ryan was doing cocaine with fellow footballer and number one suspect Alistair not far from the ravine where his body was found. An inspired Jonathan battles sanctimonious school psychologists, overzealous administrators, and a cavalry of Christian classmates on his quest to discover the truth about Ryan's death --and about God, high school, and the meaning of life, while he's at it. But he keeps getting distracted by Cassie--Alistair's quirky younger sister--who holds the keys to the answers Jonathan is searching for, but but who also makes him wonder if he should be searching for them at all
Summary
Not buying that his brother's death was an accident, teen atheist Jonathan teams up with friends to investigate and aims to discover the truth about the death, high school, God, and life itself
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10355271
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Jesus Jackson, James Ryan Daley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn871333752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781929345069
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014938496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871333752
Label
Jesus Jackson, James Ryan Daley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn871333752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781929345069
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014938496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871333752

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