Project X: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 176 pages
20 Reviews
n the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily.

Sharing in these schoolyard indignities is his only friend, Flake. Branded together as misfits, their fury simmers quietly in the hallways, classrooms, and at home, until an unthinkable idea offers them a spectacular and terrifying release.

From Jim Shepard, one of the most enduring and influential novelists writing today, comes an unflinching look into the heart and soul of adolescence. Tender and horrifying, prescient and moving, Project X will not easily be forgotten.


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User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

4.5 - half a demerit for the writing style. I usually round up, but I can't give this a perfect score. Project X is so powerful, you don't know how it is going to end until the last couple of pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicn24 - Goodreads

When I was assigned to independently read a book of my own choice, I wanted to find a story that dealt with the theme of alienation, much like the previous two books I have read, “Rule of the Bone ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
ix
Section 2
16
Section 3
39
Section 4
51
Section 5
61
Section 6
69
Section 7
78
Section 8
89
Section 9
99
Section 10
102
Section 11
119
Section 12
137
Section 13
150
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About the author (2007)

The author of five previous novels, Jim Shepard lives with his family in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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