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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: School bullying, disabilities
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2006
Lexile Level: 820L
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.

Canadian Book Review Annual - June 15, 2008
"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review - November 18, 2007
"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers."
KLIATT - March 1, 2007
"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings."
School Library Journal - March 1, 2007
"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers."
TeensReadToo.com - March 1, 2007
"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys."
CM Magazine - November 24, 2006
"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen."

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YALSA Quick Picks  | 2007 | Long-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2007 | Commended

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