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 wouldnt believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his fathers bosss daughter, the sister of his biggest enemyand Tylers secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.
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"Writing for the first time from a male perspective, Anderson skillfully explores identity and power struggles that all young people will recognize." - Booklist.
"Starred Review. Anderson returns to weightier issues in the style of her most revered work, Speak, and stretches her wings by offering up a male protagonist for the first time." - Kirkus.
"Listed for twelve and up, thematically the text is more appropriate for readers at least fourteen years old." - Children's Literature.
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Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Anderson was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature ". A wife and mother of four, Anderson lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes.
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