Kickby J. Todd Wilson
Evan E. Kerrian is a lost, deeply troubled misfit; a dejected youngster who meekly defends himself against ferocious peers and his callous family with razor blades, aspirin bottles, garden hoses, and a securely tucked away loaded pistol that he hopes will bring him one step closer to the cold, yet relieving hand of Death. As the world around Evan's feet crumbles,
Evan E. Kerrian is a lost, deeply troubled misfit; a dejected youngster who meekly defends himself against ferocious peers and his callous family with razor blades, aspirin bottles, garden hoses, and a securely tucked away loaded pistol that he hopes will bring him one step closer to the cold, yet relieving hand of Death. As the world around Evan's feet crumbles, he tumbles deeper into a seemingly bottomless chasm, yet is rescued by a mystical shadow who arms him with a pocketful of powerful, courageous stones, just the ammunition necessary to stave off the surrounding, circling vultures that relentlessly feed upon his weathered and battered heart. But it is up to Evan to either fall prey to the vicious fiends that torment him, or use his newfound rugged gifts to seek and embrace an eternal peace within himself...to possibly acquire some reason to keep breathing.
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!!Beyond Shakespeare!! Just... AWESOME. And a kick in the face for a wake up call. For those who just... don't get it. K!ck FINALLY does the panning-out of how it really is for us high school-ers. Very raw and human-aware. For those who can't see it and don't care for the Evans out there. For those who see it and feel it... and been waiting to hear it yell. It's AWESOME! Thanks Mr. Wilson!!
Wilson's novel is absolutely fascinating! For those of you who love stories about underdoggs and victims, and the struggles that they face, well then this book is 4 you! It's real, raw, heavy...a story that will make you stand up and cheer as u turn each page. I was moved by the language and how it reminded me of my own high school experiences, and how we all must deal with our own vultures! Evan isn't the only one who is viciously pecked by these beasts, we all are. Read KICK! There's nothing out there quite like it.
KICK is stunning...a beautifully intense tale from the perspective of a bullied young man. I was floored by its harsh tones and the painful realism of the characters and the plot. This one is rich...a must read for those who love to read about people who actually have something to say! I totally dig this one!
An extraordinary gem! This book takes you to places, makes you feel the character's deep pain. It's a real story about bullies and the torture they inflict upon their victims. Wilson's protagonist--Evan--is disturbed, hurt, and yet rather whimsical through his keen observations! This book is a must! You've got to check it out!
Intense, descriptive, suspenseful¿Be prepared to ride an emotional roller coaster. J. Todd Wilson gives voice to the thoughts of the tragically bullied. If you never understood why Death could be a viable option, you will now. K!CK should be required reading for older students, teachers, psychologists (including Dr. Phil), and parents who want insight into a part of school life that no one wants to admit exists let alone that it could possibly be 'that bad.' Wilson is screaming out for those who ran in the shoes of Evan E.Kerrian. Kick-start your thinking now by reading K!CK.
I was horrified to read the extent students will go to persecute another classmate. I was amazed that the teachers or his family did not know the student's pain. I could not put the book down. The author captures the feelings of this young man. A must read for educators.