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Young Adult Fiction Bullying


by (author) Darren Hynes

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Bullying, Parents, Boys & Men
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


Fifteen-year-old Wayne Pumphrey wishes he were courageous enough to actually send the heartfelt letters he writes to friends and family. He also wishes his father would drive on the right side of the street, his mother would stop packing her suitcase to leave, and his sister would stop listening to Nickelback. But most of all, he wishes that Pete “The Meat” would let him walk to school in peace. After all, how many times can one person eat yellow snow? Then one morning, while facing Pete and his posse, Wayne is rescued by Marjorie. An unlikely friendship is formed, but Pete now has plans for both of them... and afterwards nothing will ever be the same again.

About the author

The second youngest of eight children, Darren was born in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, but grew up in Labrador City. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Memorial University’s Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Toronto’s Humber School for Writers. Darren makes his living as both an actor and writer, and lives in Toronto with his wife, Michelle, two dogs, and cat. He is currently working on his second novel.

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