The End of the Line by Angela Cerrito

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Gripping and suspenseful, this powerful, no-holds-barred novel by an exciting new talent goes deep inside a young boy's mind. Thirteen-year-old Robbie is locked in a room with nothing but a desk, a chair, a piece of paper, and a pencil. He s starving, but all they ll give him is water. He is sure he s in a nuthouse or a prison. Actually, he s at Great Oaks School, aka the End of the Line. Kept in solitary confinement, Robbie must earn points for food, a bed, even bathroom privileges. He must learn to listen carefully, to follow the rules, and to accept and admit the truth: he is a murderer. Robbie s first-person account of his struggles at the school at times horrifying, at times hilarious alternates with flashbacks to the events that led to his incarceration.

About Angela Cerrito

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Angela Cerrito works for the U.S. government in Germany as a physical therapist. This is her first book.
Published April 1, 2011 by Holiday House. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult.

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This riveting debut opens with seventh-grader Robbie Thompson locked in solitary confinement at Great Oaks School (or Prison, as Robbie refers to it), where he’s forced to meet required behavioral expectations to gain even basic needs.

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First-time author Cerrito delivers a tale of crime, punishment, and self-discovery driven by subtle characterizations and simmering tensions.

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