Bullyville by Francine Prose

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My father was killed on 9/11.

When eighth grader Bart Rangely is granted a "mercy" scholarship to an elite private school after his father is killed in the North Tower, doors should have opened. Instead, he is terrorized and bullied by his own mentor. So begins the worst year of his life.


About Francine Prose

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Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel and My New American Life. She has written three other novels for young adults: After, winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Bullyville, a PW Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, Touch. She is also the author of two picture books, Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig and Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose was Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.
Published April 17, 2009 by HarperTeen. 281 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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When eighth-grader Bart Rangely wakes with a fever, his mother stays home from work.

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Bart's mentor, Tyro Bergen, “too handsome to pass for a regular kid,” steadily persecutes Bart, and although he eventually retaliates, Bart feels obligated to protect his mother's illusions about Bailywell.

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Tyro may not be the type to beat up Bart on a regular basis, but he is a master of subtle torture, pranks carefully calculated to humiliate Bart on a psychological level.

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When the press gets wind of it, they make him Miracle Boy, whose fortuitous illness saved his mother's life.

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