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by Colin Frizzell

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bullying, art
list price: $9.95
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: 2006
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
12 to 100
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
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Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself—and your friends.

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Chill's foot dragged behind him like a murder victim being taken to a shallow grave by a killer too weak to do the job—but he still stood straighter than any other kid in school.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers."

— NMRLS Youth Services Book Review

"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers."

— School Library Journal

"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys."

— TeensReadToo.com

"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings."


"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen."

— CM Magazine
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About the Author

Colin Frizzell

Colin Frizzell is an author, poet and screenwriter who was raised on a farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He is a Radio Broadcasting graduate of Loyalist College of Arts and Technology and has also studied television, film, acting, and improvisation as well as working on features in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Colin's books have received critical acclaim across North America, have been translated into Swedish and Norwegian, and have been adopted into the curriculum of several Ontario high schools. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.colinfrizzell.ca.
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