Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

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Why had the men chosen him? Savagely violated by two strangers, sixteen-year-old Grady West retreats into silence. Some hells just can't be shared. Searing and powerful, Target shows that people can go through unspeakable things and emerge whole-- and sometimes your friends can save you. Another "provocative tale" (Booklist) by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, author of The Parallel Universe of Liars.
 

About Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

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Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, a library technician, lives in Rockville, Maryland. Her other books include The Parallel Universe of Liars and A Fast and Brutal Wing.
 
Published September 5, 2003 by Roaring Brook Press. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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The graphic nature of the rape by the two men is never far from the reader as it’s never far from Grady’s mind.

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Publishers Weekly

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Grady West, 16, is recovering from a vicious attack in which two men pulled him into a van, then beat and raped him.

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The story moves at a glacier's pace, but necessarily so: for Grady, every movement, every word is excruciating, each minute of the day a challenge.

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London Review of Books

The ‘fact’ of evasive manoeuvres is a factoid, since the released Japanese radar data are entirely consistent with the announced KAL 007 manoeuvres, with proper consideration of inherent radar inaccuracies which Johnson evidently never understands (so the pilot was not ‘lying to his ground contro...

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