From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson
High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy, and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the world.
"Poignant and gripping." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Once again, Anderson's taut, confident writing will cause this story to linger long after the books is set down." —SLJ
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
Audiobook: I really liked it, and there's little more to say. Great story! I was a bit annoyed by all of the talk of the protagonist's "trouser snake" and other "boner" references, but then again, I'm ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeydag - LibraryThing
Moving story about a high school senior coming to terms with his life at that awful age. His life as a self-described hell is well presented to the reader. The book is described as "not for children" and it is not because of a pornographic nature, serious issues are explored. Read full review