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andlt;b andgt;Delve into the mind of a teen whose journey of self-discovery leads to the unthinkable in this tense and terse novel from award-wining author Chris Lynch.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Alexander, who wants to be called Xan, is a misfit. He has never fit inand#8212;not in academics, sports, or social life. Heand#8217;s an awkward loner who hasnand#8217;t been able to find his place in the world.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Robert is Xanand#8217;s half-brother, and unlike Xan, Robert seems to have his life together. At eighteen, heand#8217;s enrolled in community college with a decent job and a great girlfriend. Robert often teases his brother, but heand#8217;s also his biggest supporter. No matter what, heand#8217;s got Xanand#8217;s back.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; When Robert starts to suspect that Xan is traveling down a dangerous path, he may be the only one who can save Xan from self-destructingand#8212;before itand#8217;s too late. But can Robert save himself?andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; This edgy exploration of what goes on in the mind of someone pushed to the brink examines the seeds of extremism that exist in everyoneand#8212;and is sure to captivate readers of all kinds.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Awardand#8211;winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Freewillandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Icemanandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Gypsy Davyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Shadow Boxerandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;all ALA Best Books for Young Adultsand#8212;as well as andlt;i andgt;Killing Time in Crystal Cityandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Little Blue Liesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Piecesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Kill Switchandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Angry Young Manandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Inexcusableandlt;/iandgt;, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

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mattieblue11, September 26, 2013 (view all comments by mattieblue11)
In this contemporary story of brothers, Alexander and Robert both have completely different lives from one another. Chris Lynch’s novel is about the story of Alexander who is a misfit in life, but is very unique in his own kind of way.
The misfit and the main character, Alexander, is the prime example of that lonely kid who gets bullied mercilessly in school. But he can’t even get away from his bullies at home, as his older brother Robert teases and mocks him constantly.
Of course, Robert is the polar opposite of Alexander. He is the star player of the soccer team, he has a job and he has a girlfriend. Everything that Alexander does not have. To make matters worse Robert points it out to him every single day, making Alexander feel like his older brother is better than him in every single way.
The story is unexpectedly told by the antagonist in the book, Robert. In the story, he lets the reader know what kind of person Alexander is and how his mind works. Robert sees his brother as weird and interesting person.
One part in the story is a prime example of when a last person’s last straw finally breaks. From being kicked off his brother’s soccer team being verbally abused from his brother, that’s when the straw finally broke. He became friends with a guy named Harry who had a reputation for being a bad influence in school. Soon after becoming friends with Harry, Alexander started to stay out all night and sneak around with his friends, which was nothing like his normal behavior. This eventually lead to a collision with law enforcement and his path was looking like it was heading in the wrong direction.
This novel is meant for young adult readers. I believe some students will be able to relate to Alexander and have a connection with him throughout the story. Anyone who wants to read an intriguing book about how teenage bullying can effect an adolescent so much, this would be a great novel for them to invest their times with.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442454194
Author:
Lynch, Chris
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr: (no spfx)
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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