Scrawl

Scrawl

A Novel

Book - 2010
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When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counsellor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596434172
1596434171
9781250012692
Branch Call Number: YF SHU NVD
Characteristics: 234 p. ; 22 cm

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geniusgirl613 Jun 25, 2013

This book, unlike some other similar books, actually shows the vulnerable side of bullies. The main character is not really trying to defend his actions, so he comes off even better for that. When the bully in books defends himself, he generally looks guilty and/or inspires readers to act similarly. This was a refreshing change from such books.

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clorie26
Apr 10, 2012

I liked the natural feel of this characters point of view. It sounded very much like a real teen bully dealing with his demons. However this same aspect also made the story hard to follow at times. I enjoyed the story but at times I felt it difficult to understand what was going on.

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Claidheamohmor
Jul 15, 2011

This book has a very unique point of view, making the narrative follow more like a diary than a step-by-step description of what the main character is doing. By writing the narrative like it was taken from a notebook, it justifies why the protagonist is describing everything, and sets up a plot that essentially unfolds backwards, which doesn't feel awkward at all.

Sometimes, though, there are events where it would be weird to write from this perspective, such as in second-person.

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Claidheamohmor
Jul 15, 2011

Claidheamohmor thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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