By Michael Simmons
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596430709, 176pp.)
Publication Date: April 4, 2006
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Will is pretty much your average 16-year-old. He does well enough in school, plays in a rock band, chases girls with little success, and has a typical collection of oddball friends...with one significant exception. For as long as he can remember, he has been systematically beaten up--physically, mentally, and emotionally--by his older brother. Taut, gripping and at times mordantly funny, Vandal amply fulfills the promise of Michael Simmons's justly praised first novel, Pool Boy.
Michael Simmons lives in New York City. He is the author of two novels, Pool Boy, which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and The Bulletin, and Finding Lubchenko.