Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Did you ever read a book that you liked - enough that you couldn't put it down -  but at the same time found it disturbing?  That was my experience with this year's One Book Nebraska - Teens choice, Blank Confession.   In some ways it reminded me of Bruiser by Neal Shusterman. Written in alternating points of points of view, Blank Confession tells the story of a small, rather geeky high school freshman, Mikey, who befriends a new boy at school named Shayne Blank.   After Mikey is bullied by a notorious drug dealer, Shayne takes it upon himself to stand up for his friend and what is right.  The story begins with Rawls, a police investigator who has just had a boy turn himself in for killing someone.  Rawl's experience with the confession alternates with that of Mikey and his daily battles with school bullies and trying to figure out his new friend Shayne. 

This book will be placed on our young adult shelf due to language and topics.  If you would like to see a video book trailer of Blank Confession, Click Here.

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