Nailed by Patrick Jones

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The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest.Flint Southwestern High School is run by a cult: the jockarchy. And Bret Hendricks could never fit into their conformity cult. Bret doesn't mind standing out from the crowd when he's on stage acting or singing in his band. And he feels at home in his funky girlfriend's arms because sticking out together doesn't seem as hard. But loyalties aren't what Bret thinks they are, as his safe havens seem to disappear one by one, and he learns that sometimes you just have to risk getting hammered in order to build a great future. For any teen who feels that standing out is harder than just conforming. Patrick Jones's second novel nails the real truth about the high price of hiding one's true self.

About Patrick Jones

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PATRICK JONES received lifetime achievement awards from both the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association for his work motivating young people to read. He is also the author of many teen novels, including The Tear Collector, Stolen Car, and Things Change. Patrick was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published April 10, 2011 by Walker Childrens. 242 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Bret loves three things: his band, his acting and his funky, free-spirited girlfriend.

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Jones's (Things Change ) forthright, message-driven novel explores the relationship between teasing and school violence.

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Assiduous ferreting in various state and party archives has uncovered much important new detail about the murders, mainly in the form of autobiographical fragments by those who carried them out, but the claims that his publisher makes for the book - that he has resolved the fate of Anastasia, for...

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