When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
After declaring that life is meaningless on the first day of seventh grade, Pierre Anthon leaves school and takes refuge in a plum tree. This sets in motion a series of increasingly disturbing actions as his classmates try to get him down with a growing pile of things that mean the most to them. Frequently compared to LORD OF THE FLIES, this Danish import is a 2011 Printz Honor Book.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: School + Education, Social Issues / Values + Virtues, General, Social Issues / Peer Pressure, Social Issues / Friendship