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Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 287 pages
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A new town, a new school, a new start. That's what fourteen-year-old Gray Wilton believes as he chants, "It's gonna be better, gonna be better here." But it doesn't take long for Gray to realize that nothing's going to change--there are bullies in every school, and he's always their punching bag. Their brutal words, physical abuse, and emotional torture escalate until Gray feels trapped in a world where he has no control, no support systems, and no way out--until the day he enters the halls of Greenford High School with his father's semiautomatic in hand.

Award-winning novelist Nancy Garden, author of the groundbreaking novel Annie on My Mind, once again goes out on a limb, this time to show readers the cruelty of bullying and the devastating effects it can have.

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The ending is heart breaking. - Goodreads
It's the writing that's offensive. - Goodreads
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User Review  - MCHBurke - LibraryThing

An intense story about how the effects of bullying can lead to school violence. If you've ever watched the unfolding story of school shooting and wondered how in the world someone could do something ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia Kaniasty - Goodreads

This is a very disturbing book. The bullying that takes place is all too real. There are no happy moments to speak of in this story. The ending is heart breaking. Read full review

About the author (2006)

NANCY GARDENis the acclaimed author ofAnnie on My Mind, one of the first young adult novels to dramatize a lesbian relationship. Her writing career has spanned numerous generations of readers. She currently lives in Massachusetts.