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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danny Ross | 2/13/2014

    " This book really opened my eyes to bullying and what it can drive kids to do. This book is presented in an extraordinary way and really haunted me. It was amazing and powerful and at some times I had to remind myself it was fiction but then I realized that events like this actually happen. This book not only showed the significance of banning dangerous killing weapons but shows how oblivious administrators are to bullying. I recommend this book to every single person in the world and I believe it will change every person in some way. Even if you think it is to dark or not your type I encourage you to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffany Blews | 12/31/2013

    " I had to read this for one of my teaching classes and it really got to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Haworth Library | 12/25/2013

    " I read this book in a couple hours. Very moving story about high school violence. The author does a great job of creating believable raw emotions. Also, the author puts true facts in the footnotes of almost every page. It becomes a frightening tale not because of the two main characters plot to kill those who do them harm, but of what little is done by teachers and administration to help the two suffering students. The story is told in an interview type style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ckrippner | 12/12/2013

    " Although this may not be the "best written" book, I think every Middle Schooler, High Schooler, teacher, parent, and concerned adult should read it! This is not an easy book to read. It is very short, unusually written (in flashbacks using parts of letters, texts, and interviws) and it pertains to topics REAL in the lives of teens and teachers every day. This is a book that demands discussion and hopefully, change in behavior of all who read it. "

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