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Brutal Youth

(2014)
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Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal YouthWith a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for theA stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fightingA past, and the beautiful but lonely LoreleiA Paskal --so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies.To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, theirA embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed,A Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

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Praise for this book

"If you thought high school was hell, has Anthony Breznican got a story for you..." - Stephen King


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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
ISBN: 1-250-01935-4 / 978-1-250-01935-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
ISBN: 1-250-06789-8 / 978-1-250-06789-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
ISBN: 1-4272-7164-X / 978-1-4272-7164-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brutal Youth: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Breznican
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA