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Shot by police shortly after. I felt really disgusted with the ending. Wears an overcoat and jeans.

Twelve (Nick McDonell)

Some would say it’s over the top, but I kind of like that. Not a party person, but goes to parties to meet girls. I don’t know who this book is written for as I can’t imagine anyone mcfonell able to gwelve with any of these characters. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Sara is highly promiscuous and uses her feminine traits to get what she wants from Andrew and Chris.

It will be interesting to see where McDonell goes in the future.

Twelve: Nick McDonell: : Books

At first it seemed hard to believe it was written by a teenager, but at the end it made sense. Jessica wakes up and watches the talk shows. Ships from and sold by Price 1. Mehr Handlung hat das Buch nicht, bevor es dann mit einem kurz zusammengefassten, vollkommen aus dem Zusammenhang gerissenen Knaller endet.

A plain girl who frequents many parties and becomes addicted to the drug Twelve. The only one who is fleshed out is the main character twelvee even he remains mainly static and flat Denn auf den ersten mcdlnell Seiten passiert: It’s not Catcher In The Rye – they are much different.


Lists with This Book. Published by Atlantic Books first published The girls are ALL airheads and the guys think with their little digits. Apparently we should be shocked that kids in their late teens smoke weed.

Although I am, when it comes to that. It’s been said by a fair few but if you want the real deal then just read Ellis’ American Psycho. Even though the story is based around drugs, sex, and partying, McDonell is able to take us into the story of a coming of age and hardships of young adults. I read it with my tenth graders in an English class at a German school. Basically a play-by-play chronicle of a bunch of spoiled, unsupervised teenage Manhattan debutants who waste their talent and opportunities on drugs, sex and violence.

It’s clear and simple, and even got me to laugh out loud a few times. He is described as a beefy kid who often plays basketball at the rec center with black kids. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Taking place in the two weeks of a high school’s Christmas break, you will feel White Mike’s self-imposed isolation, even as he walks among the crowds in New York during the Christmas. Views Read Edit View history. This is another inck of those desperate to shock novels.

Jessica is morbid about her future and forcasts that she will be a bad wife and mother so someone should mcdnoell her now before her life will inevitably fall apart. The author tries to portray them as just lonely rich kids who have no love or attention from their twelvve who are too busy making money, but it completely fails at that.


It kept me hooked till the end and the writing style was good at least for one character. He says he never gets high, but he’s written like a guy who gets high and thinks he’s deep but he’s just high. Drogen, Alkohol, Sex, Partys und Gewalt. White Mike is very intelligent and never uses drugs, including alcohol.

He tells White Mike he has not seen Charlie, and departs. I read it in a day which caught the attention of my high school English students who keep track of how often we’re on to new independent reading novels. Moving on, most nico these kids despite spending most of their time drinking and doing drugs excel in school. However, none of that makes this a good book.

Hunter then leaves the apartment and goes for a walk. White Mike tries to be like the nannies a transient being so no one can catch him being the drug dealer that he is. It’s a minor detail but this whole book is so jumbled that it stands out. Very pure, mcdonelk uses drugs or goes to parties.

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No reader that ought to relate to it will admitt to its truth. It njck the sort of thing that you think is genius when you’re a kid and writing is your “passion. She invites him to Chris’s party and asks him to bring weed. No one needs anything here.