Burn by Suzanne Phillips

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"Are our schools safe?" It's hard to turn on the news without hearing this question, and the answer is typically "no." This novel explores what happens when bullying escalates to violence, and it challenges our definition of victimization.

With thought-provoking prose, Suzanne Phillips explores the psyche of Cameron, a bullied freshman who ultimately does the unthinkable: he kills another student. As she did with Chloe Doe, Suzanne has found a way to make this seemingly dark story ultimately redemptive. But she also dares readers to look at the behavior that provokes violence as having the potential to be as dangerous as the violence itself.

It's Suzanne's hope that Burn will inspire readers to take a precautionary stance against bullying rather than waiting to react to it.
 

About Suzanne Phillips

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Suzanne Marie Phillips lives in Oregon and California.
 
Published September 5, 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 244 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can’t look away from, Phillips’s cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes.

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When Cameron physically lashes out at another teen, the author seems inclined to forgive Cameron, with questionably little account for his victim.

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When Cameron physically lashes out at another teen, the author seems inclined to forgive Cameron, with questionably little account for his victim.

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