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Hardcover  Æ Nailed PDF/EPUB Ê The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardestFlint 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 hardBut 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 futureFor 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 This book has all of the elements that make a great YA novel I will recommend this book to all of my students I m so glad to find another YA writer who will appeal to male as well as female readers Set in Flint, Michigan, Nailed is a fast paced story that will draw you in and take you on the ride of Bret Hendricks s life as a junior in high school It s realistic, as Bret struggles with his relationships with his father, girlfriend, friends in his band, and the popular bullies at school who s This book has all of the elements that make a great YA novel I will recommend this book to all of my students I m so glad to find another YA writer who will appeal to male as well as female readers Set in Flint, Michigan, Nailed is a fast paced story that will draw you in and take you on the ride of Bret Hendricks s life as a junior in high school It s realistic, as Bret struggles with his relationships with his father, girlfriend, friends in his band, and the popular bullies at school who seem to have their own cult Humor is interspersed throughout to keep it lively Everything falls apart for Bret, but he learns some tough life lessons and how to move beyond the setbacks He s a likable character readers will root for To make it even better, the title, Nailed, works as an effective metaphor for the novel.Be forewarned there is some mature content in the book Just like hos other book, Things Change, Nailed is such a great book in character study Bret Hendricks is a kid who loves to act in the school plays, is not a jock, and likes to piss his father off by not showing any interest in fixing cars As a result, Bret is constantly being nailed by his father the nail that sticks out the farthest, gets hammered the hardest He has a really sympathetic mom, who he confides him and trusts He has great freinds in his band, Alex and Sean and he in total Just like hos other book, Things Change, Nailed is such a great book in character study Bret Hendricks is a kid who loves to act in the school plays, is not a jock, and likes to piss his father off by not showing any interest in fixing cars As a result, Bret is constantly being nailed by his father the nail that sticks out the farthest, gets hammered the hardest He has a really sympathetic mom, who he confides him and trusts He has great freinds in his band, Alex and Sean and he in totally in love with Kylee and feels at home each time he has dinner with her parents, the Edmonds Bujt life in school is very difficult for Bret, with the constant bullying of Hitchins who calls him a faggot and pushes him down and hits him when no one is looking Even when Bret goes to the principal and guidance counselor, they don t understand or totally believe Bret s assertions So Bret gets loud, in trouble and if he messes up onetime, he will be expelled It is only by fighting back the right way, that Bret gets the courage to take a stand A terrific read for the reluctant reader, for the kid who is bullied and an honest look into the workings of high school Not impressed The main draw of this book was, for me at least, that it took place in a town about 20 miles from me The jockarchy viewpoint was relatable, as was Bret s passion for theater I enjoyed the plot, but the characters blurred into one another they were all one sided and bland It was also just poorly written in general There were multiple punctuation and grammar mistakes that were sometimes hard to read past In addition to these annoying errors, there was virtually no descriptiv Not impressed The main draw of this book was, for me at least, that it took place in a town about 20 miles from me The jockarchy viewpoint was relatable, as was Bret s passion for theater I enjoyed the plot, but the characters blurred into one another they were all one sided and bland It was also just poorly written in general There were multiple punctuation and grammar mistakes that were sometimes hard to read past In addition to these annoying errors, there was virtually no descriptive language When reading a book, I want to be shown, not told Overall, this was a book that had potential, but it was written by the wrong author Young adults would like this especially boys This is one of those books about being an awkward teen that wants to be an individual but doesn t want to be noticed The main character experiences love and loss, sex, friendship and betrayal, and bullying Amidst these experiences is a storyline involving freedom of speech and trying to rise up against the school jocks, who run the school and bully any outsiders Its a short, easy read Not a great book and not destined to be a classic, but teens Young adults would like this especially boys This is one of those books about being an awkward teen that wants to be an individual but doesn t want to be noticed The main character experiences love and loss, sex, friendship and betrayal, and bullying Amidst these experiences is a storyline involving freedom of speech and trying to rise up against the school jocks, who run the school and bully any outsiders Its a short, easy read Not a great book and not destined to be a classic, but teens would enjoy it and relate

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