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Egghead

Egghead

  • Title: Egghead
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  • ISBN : 9780889953994
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 173 pages


Will Reid is a gawky kid who wears fake turtlenecks, is obsessed by his ant farm project, and is lousy at gym In other words, he s the perfect target for Shane, the Grade 9 bully Katie has been Will s friend in elementary school, but defending him in the high school environment comes at an unforeseen cost she dreads the rumours that link them in a boyfriend girlfriend Will Reid is a gawky kid who wears fake turtlenecks, is obsessed by his ant farm project, and is lousy at gym In other words, he s the perfect target for Shane, the Grade 9 bully Katie has been Will s friend in elementary school, but defending him in the high school environment comes at an unforeseen cost she dreads the rumours that link them in a boyfriend girlfriend way she s never considered Devan has been part of Shane s bullyboy team until now, when he comes to realize that it s not so smart to mindlessly back up each nasty attack of Shane s Together the three young teens are struggling to find their way out of one of the classic dilemmas of life how not to be a bystander to bullying, how to stand up for your friends, and how to deal with consuming rage.Young readers will find lots to think about as they turn the pages of this crisp and compelling story by newcomer Caroline Pignat Each character takes a turn at telling the story through the spare blank verse of Will, wrapped up in the world of his single parent father and his own eccentric preoccupations through the clear eyed accounts of Katie, wrestling with her own private demons and in the sensitive narrative of the slowly awakening Devan, who comes to notice Katie as a spunky, attractive individual whom he d like to know better but fears thinks he s a goof Note that Kids Help Phone s has included Egghead on their site as a book to help kids in their Get Information section under Bullying for Ages 13 and Up


Author Caroline Pignat

Caroline Pignat is the two time Governor General s Award winning author of highly acclaimed young adult novels Her historical fiction, contemporary, and free verse novels use multiple points of view and varied forms to engage readers of all ages.As a Writer s Craft student, Caroline wrote a short story that years later became Greener Grass, the first of a critically acclaimed series, and went on




Egghead Reviews (31)

  • This was written for school, so it might be a little weird Sorry 3.5Egghead is a book addressing bullying that follows the highschool life of three young teenagers William, who has been an outcast for a long time he is gawky, anti social, and considered weird by most people Although now, that s the [..]

  • Egghead is a heartfelt story about bullying told from the perspective of 3 teens Unlike other attempts at tackling this difficult and unfortunately all too common occurrence, it isn t exaggerated, nor unrealistic It was a poignant and inspiring novel about growing up, friendship, fitting in [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Will is the perfect target for Shane, the grade 9 bully Devan has always hung out with Shane, backing him up in nasty attacks Katie is always there for Will, standing up for him Devan doesn t tell him that he thinks bull [..]

  • Wow I must congratulate Caroline Pignat for providing me with a riveting and inspirational read Egghead is set in a secondary education environment, where bullying is a common theme Will Reid is one of those people who are the prime target for insecure bullies Egghead is told by three perspectives, [..]

  • My 13 year old read this was school and handed it to me He loved it and would give it a 4 5 I loved parts of it but thought it was a bit heavy handed in other ways Three teens in grade 9 struggle with their own identities and bullying Its told in each of the three kids perspectives which I liked, I [..]

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