Book - 2007
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Thirteen-year-old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes in his own life, so when he finds that Benny Mason becomes the target of the bullies in school, he hopes Benny will defend himself. When the situation turns tragic, Charley wants to do something to pay back.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi, c2007
ISBN: 9780888997043
Branch Call Number: YA PB Heneg 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 184 p


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aks_98 Apr 09, 2009

Also a good book about bullying. Taght me lot's of lessons

mapler12 Apr 07, 2009

This book didn't relate to the title and it didn't seem right for me because there many things coming up at once and it didn't really make sense to me.

mapler111 Apr 02, 2009

i didn't really get the book and the title really didn't relate to the book because it has nothing to do with paybacks to anyone.

randomgurl Apr 02, 2009

It was okay...but I think it's too simple. I don't really know why, but I didn't like it and even found it boring at times. I wish that the author could've explained everything more deeply and throughly.

Revolution Apr 02, 2009

This book is boring and just like Egg Head it is very origonal. I really didn't like this book.

Redhead96 Apr 01, 2009

this looks okay i guess.....

sk Mar 30, 2009

I enjoyed this book. A bit more detail would've made the story more interesting. Overall, I would still reccommend it to someone.

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

The book was a bit too tragic but it helped show what happens to a lot of kids that are bullied. The title was a bit confusing. I don't see where Charley and Ben got paybacked

vc_angel Mar 30, 2009

The BEST book, tied in with 'Out of the Cold'! You should totally read's such a touching story of how bullying is so NOT cool. Increase the peace, everyone! [:

anoudconda Mar 27, 2009

I love this book. This is the type of book that is for somebody in life these this is what happens in real life. Egghead for second wasn't so reality type. My favoutite part was when Benny saves Rico from his father it was so sweet.

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sk Mar 30, 2009

A book told in the opinion of Charley Callaghan. He struggles to get adjusted to the life in Canada after losing his mother and moving to Canada. When he realizes a boy named benny mason is having a harder time than him, he feels sorry but doesn't take evasive action. Eventually Benny does something very tragic and Charley feels its his fault and to get rid of the guilt, he visits Benny's mother.

anoudconda Mar 27, 2009

Its a about a boy who sees how another bpys gets bullied and deals with how he feels. Eventully the boy commits sucide and the other boy helps the family s son and later he commits he was no friend with that boy but still liked him

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