May 15, 2008
May 15, 2008
Another New York Times bestseller from 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 wouldnâ't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his fatherâ's bossâ's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemyâ? and Tylerâ'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.
Manhood, growing up, and family relationships are at the center of this tense, engaging young-adult novel by the author of the bestseller SPEAK. High-school senior Troy Miller has always been considered a loser, but after bulking up a bit and creating a dubious reputation at his high school via a spray-paint stunt, he finds himself appealing to none other than the most popular girl in school, Bethany Millbury. Confused by Bethany's attention, coping with his father's emotionally abusive behavior, and struggling in school, Troy is constantly caught between self-hatred and acceptance. When a dangerous situation arises that could potentially change his life forever, Troy must figure out what it means to take control and stand up for himself.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Family / General, School + Education
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: School + Education, Family / General, General
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
- Online Item #: 11324389
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2086
- ISBN: 9780142411841
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported