Give a Boy a Gun

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 2002 - Fiction - 208 pages
315 Reviews
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 Brendan and Gary: revenge.
 

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Powerful. Have mixed feelings regarding the ending. - Goodreads
It has a great plot and story line. - Goodreads
... it gave a nice insight that was really fun to read. - Goodreads
Needed a better ending. - Goodreads
The ending is absolutely heart-wrenching. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Drake Savage - Goodreads

A unique modernist example in the young adult realm, considering a plot had to weave itself through the quotes of students and excerpts from the shooters' journals. Very satisfied with what the writer is able to resonate to their reader in only a single-handed attempt. Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle Bartos - Goodreads

The layout of the storytelling is very interesting and the climax of the story quite intense, but I just felt there could have been so much more done with this story. Maybe since I've read other ... 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
209
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About the author (2002)

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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