The Center of the World

The Center of the World

by Andreas Steinhofel, Alisa Jaffa
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The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel, Alisa Jaffa

Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn’t care what the neighbors will think; he’s just waiting for the right guy to come along.

But Phil can’t remain a bystander forever. Not when he’s surrounded by his mother, Glass, who lives by her own rules and urges Phil to be equally strong; his sister, Dianne, who is abrupt and willful, with secrets to share; his uncle Gable, a restless mariner, defined by his scars; his best friend, Kat, who is generous but possessive. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love—until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385902663
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.39(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Andreas Steinhöfel is the author of numerous award-winning books for children and young adults. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

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RachelBates More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much, i had two quotes from it tattooed on myself. I have read the book multiple times, and recommend it to everyone i know. It makes me cry, it teaches me something new every time I read it, reveals something to me. Through highschool, I read the book all the time, no book as ever spoken to me, reached out to me, touched me, saved me, the way this book has.