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Rob Thomas

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Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas

Books by Rob Thomas

by Rob Thomas - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+
Determined to pursue his dreams of becoming a reporter, Patrick Sheridan leaves his deeply religious family behind in his small Texas town for a job on a teen news show in Los Angeles. Before he knows it, he’s mingling with the rich and famous, lying to his parents, and cheating on his girlfriend, who’s waiting for him back home. While on assignment across the pond in Ireland, he learns that it was his pretty face --- not his talent --- that landed him the job in the first place. Devastated and at a loss of what to do, Patrick runs. 
by Rob Thomas and Leopoldo Macaya - Fiction, Short Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+
Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, revisits Slave Day’s Robert E. Lee High School in this short story collection filled with provocative, clever humor and surprises at every turn. Each student at Robert E. Lee High School is required to perform two hundred hours of community service in order to graduate. Their responses to the assignment are as varied as the organizations for which they volunteer.
by Rob Thomas - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

At Robert E. Lee High School, the traditional fundraising event is Slave Day, in which the student leaders and faculty are auctioned off as slaves. Keene Davenport is outraged and plans to stay home to protest this racist practice. But his mom won’t let him skip school, and he finds that none of his classmates took his protest seriously. So instead he decides on an alternative path of civil disobedience --- he will “buy” Shawn Greeley, the school’s first black student body president. SLAVE DAY is a powerful novel featuring beauty queens, geeks, class clowns and football players.

by Rob Thomas - Fiction

 

Houston, sophomore year: Steve is on top of the world. He and his friends are the talk of the school. He’s in love with a terrific girl. San Diego, senior year: Steve is bummed out, drugged out, flunking out. A no-nonsense counselor says he can graduate if he writes a 100-page paper. So Steve starts writing, and as the paper becomes more and more personal, he reveals how a National Merit Scholar has become an under-achieving stoner. And in telling how he got to where he is, Steve discovers how to get to where he wants to be.