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andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won't be allowed to leave until he's admitted his "mistakes" and conformed to Harmony Lake's standards of behavior. And there's no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett's spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It's incredibly risky — if he's caught, the consequences will be unthinkable — but it may be his only way out. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning YA author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive — and notoriously dangerous — boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents' whim.

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Fifteen-year-old Garrett is kidnapped and sent to a disciplinary boot camp, where he is subjected to physical and psychological abuse. Award-winning author Strasser offers a sobering glimpse at what really goes on behind closed doors.

About the Author

Todd Strasser has written many award-winning novels, including Boot Camp, Can't Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, How I Changed My Life, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which was adapted for the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. He decided to write If I Grow Up after visiting several inner-city schools and reading about the growing problem of gangs. Strasser frequently speaks at schools about the craft of writing and conducts writing workshops for young people. He lives in a suburb of New York City.

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bookheart64, August 19, 2008 (view all comments by bookheart64)
"Completely depressing and sad. The ending was unsatisfying and could have been wrapped up better."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416959427
Author:
Strasser, Todd
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20080729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 4.1875 in
Age Level:
12-17

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