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Payback

Payback

  • Title: Payback
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  • ISBN : 9780888997012
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 144 pages


Thirteen year old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer Now he is desperately trying to fit in in a new school, a new city, a new country while holding a part time job and keeping an eye on his little sister, Annie Charley s red hair and Irish accent at first Thirteen year old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer Now he is desperately trying to fit in in a new school, a new city, a new country while holding a part time job and keeping an eye on his little sister, Annie Charley s red hair and Irish accent at first make him a target of the class bullies, but he is tough enough just to keep them at bay So it is almost a relief to him when the bullies find a new target, Benny Mason Charley keeps hoping that Benny will defend himself, but he fails to intervene When Benny commits suicide, Charley is overcome with remorse and guilt He visits Benny s single mom, Joanna, but instead of confessing, finds himself trying to make amends by doing chores, running errands, and befriending Benny s little brother Can Charley find atonement for failing to act James Heneghan s trademark narrative drive, vivid characters, and strong social message make this a striking study of loss and renewal


Author James Heneghan

James Heneghan born 1930 is a British Canadian author Heneghan grew up Liverpool, England, and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia He earned Canadian citizenship in 1963.Series




Payback Reviews (19)

  • I just grabbed this book at my school one day, thinking it would be a good time to pass the time, and it wouldn t be an inspiring or you will remember this book for your life type of book And boy was I wrong This book was an amazing, although short, read, and the author managed to catch the emotions [..]

  • Lost me a little at the end, but the middle really struck a cord with me Very shocking and well done.My main criticism, is THE TITLE Extremely misleading there is NO PAYBACK AT ALL This is not about a victim getting even with his bullies it s just about bullying.The end was also a bit rushed, and th [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I actually really liked this book even thought it wasn t a long book I feel like we can go learn for this book when we see someone getting bullied help them or tell someone it can really save someone s life [..]

  • Wow I m surprised with this book in SO MANY WAYS The copy I got of this book was a previously owned library book, that said the book was a reading level of about 4th 5th grade reading After reading it, I don t see how This book has A LOT of heavy material for a kid of that age to read Considering th [..]

  • Anil Singh BULLY What does it mean to be bullied Who tells us how to dress or what to act like When is it time to stand up for yourself You can see these questions come together in the book Payback by James Heneghan This is a sad story that shows the causes and effects of being bullied Charley is a [..]

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