Results for: todd strasser

Below is a list of 15 the books by this author.

Book cover of BOOT CAMP
BOOT CAMP
By: todd strasser | Published: July 2008

In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, b...

In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won't be allowed to leave until he's admitted his "mistakes" and conformed to Harmony Lake's standards of behavior. And there's no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett's spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It's incredibly risky -- if he's caught, the consequences will be unthinkable -- but it may be his only way out. In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning YA author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive -- and notoriously dangerous -- boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents' whim.

  • ISBN
    9781416959427
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of BOOT CAMP
BOOT CAMP
By: todd strasser | Published: March 2012

From Todd Strasser, a “truly shocking” (Kliatt) account of the prison-style workings of teen boot camps. Garrett is an average fifteen-...

From Todd Strasser, a “truly shocking” (Kliatt) account of the prison-style workings of teen boot camps. Garrett is an average fifteen-year-old, except that he’s in love with an older woman. Even though Garrett gets good grades and hasn’t had any real discipline problems, his parents decide to ship him off to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for teenagers. He is “kidnapped” by camp employees and transported there, where after a painful attempt at rebellion he quickly figures out that the fastest way to graduate is by following all the rules. But no matter what rules he follows, Garrett soon realizes that the people who run the boot camp won’t rest until his spirit is well and truly broken. And so, with danger at every turn, he plans a daring escape—with chilling consequences.

  • ISBN
    9781442433588
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
By: todd strasser | Published: March 2012

“A powerful and disturbing look at the downward spiral of despair that remains too common for too many teens (School Library Journal).” ...

“A powerful and disturbing look at the downward spiral of despair that remains too common for too many teens (School Library Journal).” Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens—runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against weather, hunger, and constant danger. With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn’t believe her husband is abusive. As the other kids start to disappear—victims of violence, addiction, and exposure—Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets…if it’s not already too late.

  • ISBN
    9781442433571
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of CON-FIDENCE
CON-FIDENCE
By: todd strasser | Published: April 2007

Lauren would love to be part of the popular crowd at school, and when an attractive new girl seems to befriend her and offers a chance at popularity, ...

Lauren would love to be part of the popular crowd at school, and when an attractive new girl seems to befriend her and offers a chance at popularity, Lauren does not recognize how she is being manipulated.

  • ISBN
    9780823420612
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$9.95
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Book cover of FALLOUT
FALLOUT
By: todd strasser | Published: September 2013

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear ...

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what will — and won’t — remain when the door is opened again. Internationally best-selling author Todd Strasser has written his most impressive and personal novel to date, ruthlessly yet sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive moments in human history.

  • ISBN
    9780763655341
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$19.00
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Book cover of FAMOUS
FAMOUS
By: todd strasser | Published: February 2013

A teenage paparazzo makes a dangerous discovery in this timely look at celebrity “that is likely to be snapped up and make a lasting impression&...

A teenage paparazzo makes a dangerous discovery in this timely look at celebrity “that is likely to be snapped up and make a lasting impression” (School Library Journal). All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to take pictures of celebrities...and maybe to become famous herself. She’s only fourteen, but already her work is sought after by fanzines and websites, and she’s invited to all the best parties. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: She has been invited to spend a week with Willow Twine, taking pictures of the teen superstar’s new chaste life. But when Jamie gets her hands on some sensational shots of Willow, she’s suddenly in over her head. The pictures could make her career—and destroy Willow’s. It seems like everyone’s eager to get their hands on the photos, and Jamie has to decide what she really wants...and what she’s willing to pay to get it.

  • ISBN
    9781442454187
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of GIVE A BOY A GUN
GIVE A BOY A GUN
By: todd strasser | Published: March 2012

Featuring a new trim size and a new line look, Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, dist...

Featuring a new trim size and a new line look, Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.” For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Bendan and Gary: revenge.

Theme: EDGY

  • ISBN
    9781442433564
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$14.99
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Book cover of GOOD WAR
GOOD WAR
By: todd strasser | Published: January 2021

From the author of The Wave comes a poignant and timely novel about a group of seventh graders who are brought together--and then torn apart--by an af...

From the author of The Wave comes a poignant and timely novel about a group of seventh graders who are brought together--and then torn apart--by an afterschool club that plays a video game based on WW2. There's a new afterschool club at Ironville Middle School. Ms. Peterson is starting a video game club where the students will playing The Good War, a new game based on World War II. They are divided into two teams: Axis and Allies, and they will be simulating a war they know nothing about yet. Only one team will win. But what starts out as friendly competition, takes an unexpected turn for the worst when an one player takes the game too far. Can an afterschool club change the way the students see eachother...and how they see the world?

Theme: GAMING, War/Children and War, Prejudice & Racism

  • ISBN
    9780593173657
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of IF I GROW UP
IF I GROW UP
By: todd strasser | Published: February 2010

In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a tee...

In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a teenager growing up in the projects. Most of his friends only see one choice: join up to a gang. DeShawn is smart enough to want to stay in school and make something more of himself, but when his family is starving while his friends have fancy bling and new sneakers, DeShawn is forced to decide--is his integrity more important than feeding his family?

  • ISBN
    9781416994435
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.99
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Book cover of IS THAT A DEAD DOG IN YOUR LOCKER
IS THAT A DEAD DOG IN YOUR LOCKER
By: todd strasser | Published: August 2008

The Tardy Boys, Wade and Leyton, are always getting into trouble, especially when they're dealing with the school bully, Barton Slugg. When their frie...

The Tardy Boys, Wade and Leyton, are always getting into trouble, especially when they're dealing with the school bully, Barton Slugg. When their friend Daisy brings her neighbor's old dog Wheezy to school, the boys have to help her hide him. Not only does the school have a no-furry-animals-allowed policy, but the class crybaby is horribly allergic to animal fur. Barton is trying everything to uncover Wheezy's hiding place and get the boys in hot water. It will take the ingenious work of the Tardy Boys to outsmart him, with some hilarious results.

Theme: Humour, Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9780439776943
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$7.99
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Book cover of IS THAT A SICK CAT IN YOUR BACKPACK
IS THAT A SICK CAT IN YOUR BACKPACK
By: todd strasser | Published: November 2008

Theme: Humour, Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9780439776950
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of IS THAT GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BUNNY IN YOUR P
IS THAT GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BUNNY IN YOUR P
By: todd strasser | Published: August 2009

Theme: Humour, Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9780439776967
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of NO PLACE
NO PLACE
By: todd strasser | Published: February 2015

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser...

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser that VOYA calls “poignant,” “darkly humorous,” and “exceptionally thought-provoking.” It seems like Dan has it all. He’s a baseball star who is part of the popular crowd and dates the hottest girl in school. Then his family loses their home. Forced to move into the town’s Tent City, Dan feels his world shifting. His friends try to pretend that everything’s cool, but they’re not the ones living among the homeless. As Dan struggles to adjust to his new life, he gets involved with the people who are fighting for better conditions and services for the residents of Tent City. But someone wants Tent City gone, and will stop at nothing until it’s destroyed...

  • ISBN
    9781442457225
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of WAVE
WAVE
By: todd strasser | Published: January 2013

This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help stud...

This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.

  • ISBN
    9780307979124
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of WAVE
WAVE
By: todd strasser | Published: March 2005

A dramatization of an actual classroom experiment in establishing a fascist society. In this account, Laurie tries to persuade Mr. Ross to call off t...

A dramatization of an actual classroom experiment in establishing a fascist society. In this account, Laurie tries to persuade Mr. Ross to call off the experiment.

  • ISBN
    9780440993711
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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