Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Diary of a Witness

byCatherine Ryan Hyde

Kobo ebook | August 25, 2009

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One day, something’s going to snap. . . .

Ernie doesn't have a lot of friends at school. Just Will. They have stuff in common—like fishing. But more important, they have common enemies: the school jocks, who seem to find bullying just another sport.

For the most part, Ernie and Will take life at high school in stride. Until Will has one very bad day. Now nothing is remotely funny. Ernie finds himself a witness—to loss, to humiliation, and to Will’s anger—an anger that’s building each and every moment.

Ernie doesn’t want to believe his best friend is changing, but he can’t deny the truth. Soon he has a choice: join or die. Or can he find another way?

Praise for The Day I Killed James:
“Teens who have experienced crushing rejection or who have laughed at the ardent feelings of a classmate will devour this original, gripping story.”—Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

Catherine Ryan Hyde lives in Cambria, California.
Title:Diary of a WitnessFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375853588

ISBN - 13:9780375853586

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short and Impactfull I've read a lot of teen fiction about school shootings but this one was different because it was from the perspective of someone watching their friend reach their tipping point rather than the shooter himself. I highly recommend this book if you're into young adult fiction.
Date published: 2016-12-29