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by Phil Bildner

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Phil Bildner
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (August 28, 2007)
Literature & Fiction
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Regardless of social standing or clique in high school, if you break the rules you're bound to get snagged in a collection of stories about high school students who venture beyond the rules of the school and find themselves facing the consequences for their actions.
  • High school is a crazy time for most people, and the people in these stories are no exception.

    A senior trip gone horribly awry, a gambling ring, a horrible bully, the invisible kid who won't be invisible for long, a twisted principal, honor students getting high in the parking lot. These are just some of the things you'll find in the connected short stories in this book.

    This is a book about some of the crazy, awful, "seemed like a good idea at the time" things that you, or people you know, do in high school. And the events that those activities set in motion. No one, regardless of age, social standing, or position, is immune to getting busted.

    Being that they are short stories, I don't want to tell you too much about what happens. I will tell you that every time I thought I knew what was coming, I got thrown for a big loop. This is not a simple, moralistic, "kids are bad, teachers are good" kind of book. By the time I finished BUSTED, my jaw had fallen open more times than I could count.

    Whether you're in school, out of school, or teaching in school, this book is definitely worth reading.

    Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman

  • PAINFULLY poorly written! This book primarily presents its story lines through dialogue supposedly between high school students. But this "dialogue" is so awful, so out of touch, so contrived, that it is nearly impossible to focus on any plot. It is clearly written by an adult who is completely out of touch with teenagers and has no idea how they actually speak to each other and others. It sounds NOTHING like how real high school students would converse. Basic simple research could easily have rectified this if the writer was any good, but clearly that is not the case.

    In order to enjoy a story, I need to be able to connect and relate to the characters and the story line, but I was not able to do this at all because the writing was so bad.

    If all you care is about plot - and you don't care how the story is actually communicated - you might actually get through this book.

    I, however, was so disgusted with the writing that I just couldn't take it and I threw this book in the garbage (recycling bin of course). I did not even want to donate it to Good Will because I did not want anyone else accidentally spending money on this horrible book. I felt every moment I spent reading it was a waste of my life.

    I truly don't know how this book was ever published. The publisher has to be a relative or something.

  • As I read the first story in this compilation, it was my hopes that there would be something of value in this short story. However, there was none. In my opnion, none of the stories in the book are worthy of reading. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It is a disappointment as Mr. Bildner has written several informative and entertaining books for children - 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' and 'Twenty-One Elephants.' Mr. Bildner should stick to picture books.

  • This totally unbelievable, cynical, and trashy set of stories should never have been published. I kept reading after the first 20 pages to see how much worse it could get. It could. What a waste of time.