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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Send by Patty Blount

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Source: Publisher
Edition: Advanced Reader's Copy
Pages: 291
Rating: B+

To keep his secrets, all he has to do is listen to the voice in his head and just walk away...
On his first day at his new high school, Dan stops a bully from beating up a kid half his size. He didn't want to get involved. All he wants out of his senior year is to fly under the radar. But Dan knows what it's like to be terrorized by a bully-he used to be one. Now the whole school thinks he's some kind of hero, except Julie Murphy, the prettiest girl on campus. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn't really Daniel.

Coming into this book, I was totally ready to be challenged. I never understand why people bully and I usually don't see the other side of stories. Surprisingly, I did find myself to be sympathizing with the main character, Dan.

While I did sympathize with Dan, I had a little trouble connecting with him. I usually have this issue with main characters who are guys, assumingly because I'm a girl. I try so hard to move past the gender difference but for some reason I still couldn't do it. I still found myself wishing I could relate and connect a little more to Dan.

The story itself was heartbreaking though. It wasn't totally addicting but it definitely held my interest. I completely recommend this book and I think more people should really peak into this subject matter!

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book in stores but haven't heard much about it on the blogs. I will have to check it out at some point.


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