Give a Boy a Gun

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Product Number: Z2711
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449875206
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A heartbreaking novel that offers no easy answers, Give a Boy a Gun addresses the growing problem of school violence. Although it is a work of fiction, it could tragically be the leading nightly news story in any community. After a high school shooting at her alma mater, a college journalism student returns home to interview students, teachers, parents, and friends of the suspects. Intermingled with her interviews are journal entries written by the two troubled boys responsible for the shooting. Their journals chronicle years of systematic abuse at the hands of their classmates and follow the boys' frustration and pain as they turn to rage. Give a Boy a Gun explores every angle and raises tough questions about peer bullying, gun control and accountability. A full cast of narrators' voices add a dramatic reality to this provocative work.

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Author(s): Todd Strasser

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Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number C1683
Released: Apr 10, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402519666
eBook
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Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number EB00576032
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439115213
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number 3A512
Released: Oct 22, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402591358
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Class Set
Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number 3K512
Released: Sep 08, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402591365
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number 44590
Released: Feb 19, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419393303
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Todd Strasser
Product Number 13418
Released: Oct 31, 2001
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Publisher: Athenium
ISBN: #9780689848933

Professional reviews

"This powerful story, direct from today's headlines, is told in snatches of interviews, emails, and journal entries taken from teachers, parents, and townspeople. This is the story of two boys who take their high school hostage and start meting out revenge for years of bullying and humiliation. The author presents everyone's point of view without taking sides. One of the most resonating moments comes when a girl from the "popular" set states that high school has always been that way--you just have to live through it. You find yourself thinking, but why does it have to be the same? This would be a great book for young people to read and discuss. There are some outstanding readers among the cast. Suzanne Toren is especially good as the calm, insightful teacher, Betsy Bates, and the college student doing the interviews, Denise Shipley. The children's voices sound so authentic and real that it's especially chilling to hear them discussing these horrific events. D.G. 2002 YALSA Selection (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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