In a startling, often poignant student journal, acclaimed poet and novelist Ron Koertge creates a suburban high school both familiar and terrifying.
The Branston High School Class of 2001 seems familiar enough on the surface: there's the Smart One, the Fat Kid, Social Conscience, Bad Girl, Good Girl, Jock, Anorexic, Dyke, Rich Boy, Sistah, Stud . . . and Boyd, an Angry Young Man who has just made a dangerous new friend. Now he's making a list.
The Branston High School Class of 2001. You might think you know them. You might be surprised.
Narrated by fifteen teenage characters, this startling, often poignant poetic novel evokes a suburban high school both familiar and terrifying -- and provides an ideal opportunity for young adults to discuss violence in schools.
"The Brimstone Journals, if read by youngsters and adults together, might be just the catalyst they need to open an important and meaningful dialogue. It's certainly worth a try."
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 113
Published: 5th January 2004
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.34 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16