A NovelBook - 2008
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 .
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Will Reid who is Egghead only has one friend her name is Katie, a girl he knew since elementry school.
He is constantly bullied and teased everyday by Shane who is the leader of the bully, Brad who is equally sinister and Devan who goes along with the crown even if he knows that it's wrong.
This book is about a boy named William James Reid aka Egghead. He is a smart, curious student who is often picked on by a bully named Shane and two of Shane's friends. Katie is Will's best friend. The story is written in 3 points of view Will, Katie and one of Shane's friends named Devon. The story is a truly realistic story of what can happen when bullying occurs.
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