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Under the wolf, under the dog
Rapp, Adam.
Teen Fiction RAPP

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Dealing with his mother's death, brother's suicide and father's depression, 16-year-old Steve finds himself at Burnstone Grove, a facility for kids with substance abuse problems or suicidal tendencies. Keeping a journal to pass the time and help sort out his own thoughts, Steve slowly learns to regain control over his life. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

What does it take to push a smart kid over the edge? Steve Nugent now lives at Burnstone Grove with the other "Groupers." He is a Gray Grouper, as opposed to the Red Groupers (the junkies) or the Blue Groupers (who have attempted suicide). Gray Groupers belong to neither group, and, at the start of Rapp's brutal novel, Steve does not know where he fits in or how to move on with his life. The death of his mother and his brother's suicide have left him rudderless, until he tells us the story of how he landed at the facility. Why It Is for Us: Gentle readers should avoid Rapp's books altogether. Here, he begins with a stark depiction of the social order in a mental hospital and, layer by layer, unearths a family in crisis. Rapp is a playwright, and his gift for realistic dialog is matched by few writers for teens today.-Angelina Benedetti, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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