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High school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want--term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget's belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2014.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250051431
Characteristics: 306 pages ;,22 cm


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Sep 28, 2017

Jesse Alderman is a high school senior who is mostly on his own. His mother passed away a few years ago and his father is an alcoholic. Jesse is in the business of providing things that people want, for a price. He usually deals with kids needing homework done or term papers written, occasionally he provides some recreational drugs and beer for parties. One day he receives an unusual request from one of the popular kids, he wants a date with a cute, sweet girl named Bridget. Jesse doesn’t know Bridget but he does some background work to find out more about her and what she likes. As Jesse is researching Bridget, he starts to fall in love with her and he doesn’t know what to do.


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