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Give A Boy A Gun

Strasser, Todd (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Give A Boy A Gun
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BANG! Gunshots echo through the gym. Two heavily armed students, Gary and Brendan, hold their classmates hostage at a high school dance. Their targets: the football players and teachers who have tormented them. Their weapons: semiautomatic rifles stolen from a neighbor. Their motive: revenge. In Give a Boy a Gun, the interweaving voices of students, teachers, friends, and the gunmen themselves re-create the harrowing crisis at Middletown High and the reasons behind Gary and Brendan's rampage. Mirroring the voices on each page are facts about guns and school violence that offer a blistering counterpoint to a tragedy that rings dreadfully true to life. A stunning work of fiction taken straight from today's headlines, Give a Boy a Gun is a stirring wake-up call to stop the violence and explore the role of guns in the lives of teenagers.
Authors: Strasser, Todd
Title: Give a boy a gun
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 146 p. ;,22 cm.
Audience: 760
Ages 14 up.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 57 10080
Accelerated Reader AR 53 10040
ISBN: 9780689811128
0689811128
9780689848933
0689848935
Branch Call Number: 813.54
Statement of Responsibility: Todd Strasser
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 5.7 8.0 Quiz: 24222 Guided reading level: NR.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 4.0 Quiz: 47260.
Subject Headings: High schools Fiction. School shootings Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: High schools
School shootings
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one of my all time favorites. i love how, the story is told from every ones differnet point of veiw, like a documentary.

Mar 22, 2013
  • mrman2252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful, really captures different view points on gun control and bullying, and the unfortunate relation between the two. Definitly a must read

Aug 11, 2012
  • KJtheEpicFailure rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I like how the book is made, with the viewpoints of several different people and the statistics on guns. More people should read this, as with all the bullying of today more people will try to bring guns in school. What Gary and Brendan did wasn't right, no, but if they hadn't been bullied they wouldn't have resorted to such actions. A powerful story with a message to end bullying.

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