Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Featuring a new trim size and a new line look, Todd Strasserand#8217;s acclaimed account of school violence that andlt;i andgt;Kirkus Reviews andlt;/iandgt;calls and#8220;vivid, distressing, and all too real.and#8221;andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Bendan and Gary: revenge.
andlt;bandgt;* andlt;/bandgt;"Both haunting and harrowing, the book deserves a wide readership, discussion and debate."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Booklist, andlt;/iandgt;starred review
“A disturbing and provocative novel.”—KLIATT
"Vivid, distressing, and all too realand#8230;The multiple points of view create empathy for a wide range of characters and enhance the book's in-your-face reality. Important, insightful, and chilling."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;
andlt;divandgt;andlt;bandgt;* andlt;/bandgt;"Both haunting and harrowing, the book deserves a wide readership, discussion and debate."--andlt;iandgt;Booklist, andlt;/iandgt;starred reviewandlt;/divandgt;
and#8220;A disturbing and provocative novel.and#8221;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;KLIATT andlt;/iandgt;
About the Author
Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning andlt;iandgt;Canand#8217;t Get There from Hereandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Give a Boy a Gunandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Boot Campandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;If I Grow Upandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Famousandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;How I Created My Perfect Prom Dateandlt;/iandgt;, which became the Fox feature film andlt;iandgt;Drive Me Crazyandlt;/iandgt;. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.