|Author: Nancy Garden|
From the Publisher:
?A hard-hitting and eloquent look at the impact of bullying." ?School Library Journal
New town, new school, new start. That's what fourteen-year-old Gray Wilton believes. But it doesn't take long for him to realize that there are bullies in every school, and he's always their punching bag. Their abuses escalate until Gray feels trapped and alone. He has no power at all until he enters the halls of Greenford High School with his father's semiautomatic in hand. Nancy Garden deftly explores the cruelty of bullying and its devastating effects. In this brutal, heartbreaking story, a school shooting shatters lives on both sides of the gun.
This tense young-adult novel is narrated from a juvenile detention center where 14-year-old Gray Wilton shares his profoundly sad story of the events that led up to taking a handgun to school and killing his classmates. The toxic combination of bullying, an unsupportive father, and depression created a monster within Gray that exploded, hurting everyone around him. He tells this story of isolation and loneliness to his lawyer, in a narrative that unfolds with confusion and anger.