Right Behind You

Right Behind You

Book - 2007
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"You think I don't know what your life is like? You don't have a clue about my life. How about this? You don't even know my name."
I pointed to Dave. "You're my best friend. What's my name?"
"Wade. You're creeping me out, dude."
"You want to be creeped out? Listen up. My name isn't Wade. I'm Kip McFarland. I went to school on a mental ward for violent juvenile offenders. I was the youngest and guilty of the most violent crime the Anchorage unit ever had. I was there for almost five years."
"You're making this up," Brett said. "And it's not funny."
--From Right Behind You

When he was nine, Kip set another child on fire. Now, after years in a juvenile ward, he is ready for a fresh start. But the ghosts of his past demand justice, and he must reveal his painful secret. How can Kip reveal that he really is--or was--a murderer? Following Kip on his harrowing journey to forgiveness and redemption, critically- acclaimed author Gail Giles addresses a highly controversial topic that is sure to elicit discussion from teachers and teens alike.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperTrophyCanada, ©2007.
ISBN: 9781554680184
Characteristics: 292 pages :,19 cm.


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Jul 16, 2015

yeah idk the ending was kinda weird but the story was kinda deep and made me realize how fast we are to judge

Jun 22, 2013

This a great book, I couldn't stop reading it until it was done. I needed to know what would happen. The ending wasn't as I would have liked it to be but overall it was an outstanding novel.

smoking__bones Jun 13, 2012

OMG this book is soo good it is one that will make you think. It is full of suspence and mystery of how the main character feels. anyone who raeds this will fall in love i garentee.

Oct 18, 2010

An amazing, powerful read about a terrible mistake, and eventually, redemption.

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Jun 07, 2015

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Jun 26, 2013

" Kip,
I didn't read this 'til I was sophomore in college.
But I think you can handle it.
Mr. Cannon.

I returned his kindness with sneering contempt.

Mr. c.,
I read it last year.
Mr. Kip"


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