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In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.
Click for summary. Great book about asperger's syndrome and breaking the idea of what is "normal." Suspenseful, funny & heartwarming.
Anyone who has asked me for a book suggestion has heard me go on and on about Jodi Picoult. Yes, one of her books was made into a movie but that is just the tip of her iceberg of talent!!! I love love love all her books and can reread them without getting bored. This particular book was the first one of hers that I read and I was hooked.
My whole life, I’ve never been on a vacation. I’ve never even left New Hampshire, unless you count the time that we flew to Nebraska – and even you have to admit that sitting in a hospital room for three days watching really old Tom and Jerry cartoons while you get your Pamidronate infusion is nothing like going to a beach or SeaWorld or the Grand Canyon. (jodi picoult, handle with care)