Paranoid Park

Paperback | February 28, 2008

byBlake Nelson

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now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, and Milk)

It was an accident. He didn’t mean to kill the security guard with his skateboard—it was self-defense. But there’s no one to back up his story. No one even knows he was at Paranoid Park. Should he confess, or can he get away with it? It’s an ethical question no one should have to answer.

Writing more intensely than ever before, Blake Nelson delivers a film noir in book form, complete with interior monologue and dark, psychological drama. This is a riveting look at one boy’s fall into a world of crime, guilt, and fear—and his desperate attempt to get out again.

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now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, and Milk)It was an accident. He didn’t mean to kill the security guard with his skateboard—it was self-defense. But there’s no one to back up his story. No one even knows he was at Paranoid Park. Should he confess, or can he get away with it? ...

Blake grew up in Portland, Oregon. His first love was books but he spent several years in his teens and twenties playing in bands. Blake's first writing job was at Details magazine, where he wrote short humor pieces on the slacker lifestyle. His fiction remained unpublished until Sassy Magazine (cool girl magazine from the 90s) began p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.2 × 5.52 × 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142411566

ISBN - 13:9780142411568

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for teens This book will most definitely be enjoyed by boys. The main character is believable and he is easy to relate to...especially anyone who has found themselves in trouble by "just going with the flow" .
Date published: 2010-01-06