Give a Boy a Gun

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 9, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
16 Reviews
Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.”

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.
 

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Didn't really hold me. Characters all sound pretty much the same. Footnotes are out of date (hardly the book's fault; I'm sure they were current on publication 12 years ago). I can see some teens being really grabbed by this, but it's not what I'm looking for right now. Read full review

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User Review  - iluvvideo - LibraryThing

A tale all too chillingly real in current school environments. Two young men, Brendan and Gary are victims of teasing and physical bullying by members of the 'in' group (the jocks on the football team ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
7
Section 5
8
Section 6
18
Section 7
24
Section 8
25
Section 12
57
Section 13
60
Section 14
70
Section 15
86
Section 16
132
Section 17
135
Section 18
154
Section 19
184

Section 9
28
Section 10
31
Section 11
35
Section 20
189
Section 21
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About the author (2012)

Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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