Names Will Never Hurt Me by Jaime Adoff

Names Will Never Hurt Me

byJaime Adoff

Mass Market Paperback | November 3, 2005

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During one day at school, the paths of four teens will cross in ways they never imagined. There's Kurt, the "freek" who tries desperately to escape bullying; Tisha, who doesn't feel she fits in with anyone; Ryan, the football jock who rules the hallways while losing control of his life; and Floater, who uses his connections to gain dangerous power. On this day, teasing, racism, loneliness, and secrets bring each of them to the breaking point. Now they must help each other prevent a tragedy. The voices of these four teens weave together in prose-poetry to create a powerful read.

About The Author

Jaime Adoff was born in New York City but grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Central State University in Ohio, where he studied drums and percussion. Moving to New York City in 1990, he attended the Manhattan School of Music and studied drums and voice. Jaime then went on to pursue a career in ...

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Title:Names Will Never Hurt MeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.92 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142404578

ISBN - 13:9780142404577

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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"Adoff creates palpable tension as he explores each character's state of mind through the physical and emotional pain of being ignored, rejected, or terrorized. [T]his is a powerful, complex, skillfully written novel that even the most reluctant reader will find accessible." -Booklist