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Bang by Barry Lyga



"BANG!" is a hilarious and heartbreaking novel for any older audience. Barry Lyga caught my attention with Fanboy/Goth Girl, broke my heart with Boy Toy, and still managed to create a new voice in my head with the character of Jazz from his I Hunt Killers trilogy. Bang brought elements of all three of those protagonists -- the nerdy charm, the raw sores, and the savvy new voice -- and combined them with a socially-relevant story that speaks to things going on in the news right now. Lyga's male characters are what today's world needs: strong boys who can model what it is like to admit they can feel and be affected by the world around them. More than likely, they will affect you, too.

— Recommended by Rebecca K.

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