0. 00: Tales of the Sober Kid at College

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Joe Micik, Jun 6, 2012 - 298 pages
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Joe Micik's first novel and the first in the Connor Reynolds series. There is a stereotype of college kids, even those heading there for the first time: they like to drink, party, smoke, and break whatever other rules they can, if only for the sake of breaking them. Connor Reynolds does not fit this description.Connor is an 18-year old young man from a small town in Michigan who heads to Ohio for college, and on the outside, he appears to be a standoffish killjoy with no real desire to be there or make friends. What the people there don't know is why.As it turns out, Connor used to behave like a lot of students he meets at Garfield State University, but he experienced a life-changing event almost a year earlier that completely altered his perception of both his peers and his existence. The trauma ended, but the burden of pain and fear follow him wherever he goes, making for an awkward, miserable experience. Connor avoids interpersonal contact whenever possible and hides his past, while one of his secrets in particular tears him apart from the inside.In spite of his insistence that he be left alone, he is befriended at school by one person with a big heart who takes a special interest in breaking him out of his shell, but Connor refuses. Yet when his personal life begins to spiral out of control, he is thrust into the depths of his own psyche and disaster looks ready to strike again. Connor is forced to make many hard decisions to improve his status and open himself up to friendship. Unfortunately, one of those choices has the complete opposite of the intended effect and threatens to ruin his life.A blend of sarcastic humor and drama, this young adult novel is a story of fear, sacrifice, and finding oneself.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
10
Section 4
16
Section 5
21
Section 6
32
Section 7
58
Section 8
67
Section 19
189
Section 20
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Section 21
207
Section 22
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Section 23
225
Section 24
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Section 25
246
Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Joe Micik is an author from New York who also writes short stories, a limited amount of poetry, and sports articles, amongst other things. He graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a B.A. in communications and history. While there, he studied broadcast media and audio production.Joe has been writing since grade school, but the quality of his output is far better now than it was then."0.00" is Joe's debut novel.

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