By Andrew Smith

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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 7n/a5.389054
A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.

Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.

With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.

Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781442444935
ISBN-10: 1442444932
Published on 9/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 464

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This books is the perfect match for it's cover: a funny but crude punch in the face. It's a perfect portrayal of teenage life, it's witty and smart and a laugh all the way to the part where it becomes serious without you noticing. I recommend it to everyone. Ryan Dean is an unforgettable narrator. This books is about friendship, crushes, first love, doubts, school. It has everything. Please vote for it!

Ok, so, let me just say this...if your a teenager, and you are interested or curious about the social life of a teenager, school, teen problems, and if your a smart tween, I recommend this book too. It's heartbreaking, heartwarming, and it is so funny I cry.