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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: School bullying, disabilities
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
Fry Reading Level: 3.5
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Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself—and your friends.

CM Magazine
"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen."
KLIATT
"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings."
School Library Journal
"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers."
TeensReadToo.com
"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review
"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended."

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CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
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