Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

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The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked and tattooed wild child.
The Bully: Sick of being the less favorite son, York bullies everyone, especially his brother.
The Geek: Boston, York's brother, and obsessed with getting into an Ivy League school.
The Pariah: Sam, now that her mom is sober, she just wants to get through one day at a time.

Andi, Sam, York, and Boston find themselves in the woods together when a party gets busted by the cops. Trying to run rather than get caught, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off . . . until they realize the car they've taken has a trunk is full of stolen drugs. Now they must rely on each other or risk their lives. Should they run or turn themselves in? Would anyone even believe the drugs aren't theirs? Every decision could determine the rest of their lives . . . but how can any of them trust people they barely know.

In a cinematic, heart-pounding race against time, four teens learn more about one other in a few hours than they ever knew in all the years they attended school together. And what they find out isn't at all what any of them expected . . .
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Product details

  • 14+
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 318g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1681194678
  • 9781681194677
  • 2,201,863

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"With the backdrop of life-threatening peril, unlikely friendships are forged and secrets revealed in a long, difficult day for the protagonists . . . A suspenseful ride, full of twists, turns, and revelations, both personal and related to the caper." - VOYA

"Give this to readers who enjoy action-packed crime dramas spiced with a little danger and a healthy dash of heart." - BCCB

"Lange keeps tension high as the situation quickly escalates from bad to worse . . . a fast-paced read with a gripping blend of suspense and emotion." - Publishers Weekly

"A new contemporary thriller that's part Breakfast Club, part Breaking Bad . . . Lange's story is gripping . . . Well paced, with twists and turns that will take readers by surprise." - Booklist

"Lange drives the narrative forward with a sense of suspense and excitement . . . for libraries looking to enhance their action/adventure offerings." - School Library Journal

"A broad emotional story." - Kirkus Reviews

"Lange keeps the plot twisting . . . As in her debut novel, Lange deftly blends big issues (bullying, special needs, abuse) into a story of two imperfect, memorable characters." - Booklist on DEAD ENDS

"Lange writes realistically about teens with rough lives, and readers will believe in the friendships, feel Billy's pain of abandonment, and appreciate the honesty of the not-tied-up-with-a-bow ending." - School Library Journal on DEAD ENDS

"Lange weaves a beautiful and believable tale of friendship for readers of any age who can appreciate the challenges of everyday life." - Library Media Connection on DEAD ENDS

"A fast-moving tale tailor-made for reading in study hall, when a road trip of any kind sounds really good." -BCCB on DEAD ENDS

"Using current, hot-button topics--cyberbullying, obesity, and teen suicide--the author weaves a compelling tale sure to draw teens in." - starred review, School Library Journal on BUTTER

"Lange's emotionally expansive first novel is dark, funny, painful, and powerful." - Publishers Weekly on BUTTER

"The premise alone is enough to break your heart . . . This is no doubt a strong, gutsy debut." - Booklist on BUTTER

"While this is definitely an anti-bullying book, it carries a weighty message without didacticism." - Library Media Connection on BUTTER
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About Erin Jade Lange

Erin Jade Lange is the author of Dead Ends and Butter, an ABC New Voices selection. As a journalist, she is inspired by current events and real-world issues and uses her writing to explore how those issues impact teenagers. Erin lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Rating details

918 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 21% (196)
4 38% (347)
3 30% (275)
2 8% (75)
1 3% (25)
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