Egghead

Egghead

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Red Maple Book Award - Fiction Honour Book 2009

Snow Willow Award Nominee 2009

CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award shortlist, 2009

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

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 .

Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780889953994
Branch Call Number: PIG
Characteristics: 173 pages ; 19 cm

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NicoleAgar
Nov 02, 2015

What a great book about bullying. I think all kids grade 6-12 should read this one!

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ReyleneMendez_15
Jul 09, 2015

What a great book

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

a beautiful story....I loved the writing style.

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michll_yu
May 15, 2014

A touching book...AMAZING!!!

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johnkan
Aug 15, 2013

a great relatable book on bullying

acciomanga Mar 14, 2013

Over all easy read and good book.

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Haven0406
Sep 01, 2012

woow i loved this book. finished it in a few hours :) i couldn't stop turning the page. Definietly recommend it.

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dixiedog
May 14, 2012

A great book by an author from Ottawa, Ontario. Doctor-at-Bass-2! M. A.

hungergames007 Feb 22, 2012

I KNOW THIS IS A FEW YEARS BACK BUT I THINK THIS BOOK CAN MAKE A DIFFENRECE, EVEN THOUGHT PEOPLE THINK THAT BULLING DOSENT REALLY MATTER BUT IT DOES AND ANYONE WHO FEELS LIKE THEY ARE BEING BULLIED AND WANT TO PUT A STOP TO IT, YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.!!!!!!!!!!

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aj9818
Apr 12, 2011

absolutely LOVED this book!!! especially since it had a comment on the Ottawa Senators!!!!!!!!

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ReyleneMendez_15
Jul 16, 2015

ReyleneMendez_15 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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liontail
Dec 14, 2012

liontail thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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awake88
Apr 03, 2009

awake88 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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villga56
Jun 29, 2011

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.

sk Mar 30, 2009

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.

anoudconda Mar 27, 2009

a boy bullies another boys cause he gets bullied by him stepdad at home

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