Paranoid Park

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Paranoid Park

By Blake Nelson

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142411568, 180pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2008

now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant ("My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, "and Milk)
It was an accident. He didn t mean to kill the security guard with his skateboard it was self-defense. But there's no one to back up his story. No one even knows he was at Paranoid Park. Should he confess, or can he get away with it? It's an ethical question no one should have to answer.

Writing more intensely than ever before, Blake Nelson delivers a film noir in book form, complete with interior monologue and dark, psychological drama. This is a riveting look at one boy's fall into a world of crime, guilt, and fear and his desperate attempt to get out again.

About the Author
BLAKE NELSON is the author of many books for children, teens, and adults, including the classic grunge novel "Girl "and his latest, "Paranoid Park"--both of which were made into feature films. "They Came From Below" is his first book of science fiction and fantasy.