Author: Michael Northrop
Publisher: Scholastic Press
"Micheal, Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks - they're from the wrong side of everything. No one at their high school takes them seriously, except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher.
Mr. Haberman calls them 'gentlemen,' but everyone else ignores them - or, in Bones's case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman. "
This book had one level - intense! First off, it's written from the perspective of a teen boy who has image issues and attitude issues and and and... So it's already packed with self doubts and concerns and stuff. But then you throw in the mystery aspect and the book just hits ya across the face.
That's not to say I didn't like it! I did. There was just very little break from the heavy/intense feel of the story. That did make it a little harder for me to read - but that's probably a mood thing, not the book.
I would probably recommend this to any high school guy for a mystery read. It does weirdly dodge the whole "language thing," so that makes it a little more awkward. But I think guys will still be able to get into it. Girls too, maybe. But it's definitely guy-centric.
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