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"In this tense psychological thriller, Harmon (Brutal) explores the abuse of power and authority. At the Lambert School for the Gifted, the student body is run by the Youth Leadership Group, which is in turn ruled by the elite Chamber of Five. When junior Jason Weatherby is tapped to join the Chamber, it's an honor he doesn't want and an opportunity he isn't allowed to refuse. Emotionally blackmailed by the Chamber's tyrannical and manipulative leader, Carter Logan, and pressured by his own abusive congressman father, Jason reluctantly accepts, but only so he can change the system from within. His first task: destroy fellow student Thomas Singletary, a mysterious loner. Caught between the demands of a corrupt government and his own beliefs, Jason recruits allies, including Thomas. As tension mounts, violence is all but inevitable. With its intense, brittle atmosphere, this story is a narrative powder keg ready to explode. While the villains are a little cartoonish in their unrelenting nastiness, Jason's inherent optimism and decency make him a protagonist worth supporting. Dark at heart, there's light at the end of this tunnel. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MICHAEL HARMON was born in Los Angeles and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. He dropped out of high school as a senior and draws on many of his own experiences in his award-winning fiction for young adults. You can visit him on the Web at BooksbyHarmon.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375866449
Author:
Harmon, Michael B
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Harmon, Michael
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.54 x 6.14 x 0.81 in 0.705 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Children's » Situations » Physical and Emotional Abuse
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Bullying
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Peer Pressure
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Product details 208 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375866449 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this tense psychological thriller, Harmon (Brutal) explores the abuse of power and authority. At the Lambert School for the Gifted, the student body is run by the Youth Leadership Group, which is in turn ruled by the elite Chamber of Five. When junior Jason Weatherby is tapped to join the Chamber, it's an honor he doesn't want and an opportunity he isn't allowed to refuse. Emotionally blackmailed by the Chamber's tyrannical and manipulative leader, Carter Logan, and pressured by his own abusive congressman father, Jason reluctantly accepts, but only so he can change the system from within. His first task: destroy fellow student Thomas Singletary, a mysterious loner. Caught between the demands of a corrupt government and his own beliefs, Jason recruits allies, including Thomas. As tension mounts, violence is all but inevitable. With its intense, brittle atmosphere, this story is a narrative powder keg ready to explode. While the villains are a little cartoonish in their unrelenting nastiness, Jason's inherent optimism and decency make him a protagonist worth supporting. Dark at heart, there's light at the end of this tunnel. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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