Cracked (Hardcover)

By K. M. Walton

Simon Pulse, 9781442429161, 312pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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Description

In this gripping debut, a teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide.

Victor hates his life. He's relentlessly bullied at school and his parents constantly ridicule him at home.

Bull is angry. He's sick of his grandfather's drunken beatings. And he likes to take out his rage on Victor.

Determined to end it all, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills--only to be disappointed when he wakes up in the psych ward. And his roommate? None other than Bull, whose loaded-gun effort at self-defense has been labeled as a suicide attempt. Things go from bad to worse--until the boys discover they might just have something in common: a reason to live.


About the Author

K. M. Walton is a former middle-school language arts teacher and Cracked is her fiction debut. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
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