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Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself—and your friends.close this panel
Chill's foot dragged behind him like a murder victim being taken to a shallow grave by a killer too weak to do the job—but he still stood straighter than any other kid in school.
"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended."
"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers."
"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings."
"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers."
"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen."
"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys."