Dead Ends

Dead Ends

by Erin Jade Lange

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Overview

Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange

A riddle rarely makes sense the first time you hear it. The connection between Dane and Billy D doesn't make sense the second time you hear it. But it's a collection of riddles that solidifies their unusual friendship.

Dane is a bully with two rules: don't hit girls and don't hit special kids. Billy D has Down syndrome. When Dane doesn't hit him, Billy sees a sign of friendship and reaches out for help. Billy is sure the riddles his missing father left in an atlas are really clues to finding him. Together, Billy and Dane piece them together, leading to unmarked towns and secrets of the past. But they're all dead ends. Until the final clue . . . and a secret Billy shouldn't have been keeping.

As a journalist, Erin Jade Lange is inspired by hot button issues like bullying, but it is her honest characters and breakneck plotting that make Dead Ends a must-read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619638013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 547,345
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Erin Jade Lange writes facts by day and fiction by night. As a journalist, she is inspired by current events and real-world issues and uses her writing to explore how those issues impact teenagers. She is an only child, which means she spent a lot of time entertaining herself as a kid. This required her to rely heavily on her own imagination, which is probably why she became a writer. Erin lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Butter was her debut novel.
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Dead Ends 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is aboslutly amazing! I just couldnt put it down. Either will you thrilling amazing heartbreaking this book will leave you brethless
ekkogreenbaum More than 1 year ago
A bully anything similar to Dane should have two rules-- never hit a girl or a "special" kid. Billy D., a boy with down syndrome, asks Dane to walk him home one day from school so he wont get beat up by the other, more ruthless bullies. The unlikely friendship and bond between the two characters made this story so heart-warming and entertaining. The two completely different personalities worked so well together and resulted in something so sarcastically comical. Throughout the book, I find myself understanding and connecting with the characters and even though I can't relate to them in any way ( I am not a bully, and I don't have a disability) I somehow can still relate to them. I think the reason for this is because both characters had many flaws and problems, but still had a good heart underneath. Both needed a friend to disintegrate the seemingly-hard outer shell and expose who they were on the inside. The author, Erin Jade,should put a warning on the cover that says, "DO NOT READ, unless you have about a week to constantly read this book." I genuinely could not stop turning the pages. Every time I predicted what was going to happen next, I was wrong, And every time i thought I knew the plot, I didn't. The author is more than supplementary with plot twists and surprises.It makes you want to keep reading. The storyline is so intriguing and keeps you hooked.You follow Billy as he searches for his long-gone dad, and relate to Dane as he wonders about Billy's life. For me, this book diminished the fine line between a "good kid", or a "bad kid". It showed me that any bad kid has the ability to be good, and vice versa. This is a great book for pre-teens or teens, it will teach them to give everyone a chance and to not per-say " judge a book by its cover", like many people did to Dane and Billy D.
ekkogreenbaum More than 1 year ago
A bully anything similar to Dane should have two rules-- never hit a girl or a "special" kid. Billy D., a boy with down syndrome, asks Dane to walk him home one day from school so he wont get beat up by the other, more ruthless bullies. The unlikely friendship and bond between the two characters made this story so heart-warming and entertaining. The two completely different personalities worked so well together and resulted in something so sarcastically comical. Throughout the book, I find myself understanding and connecting with the characters and even though I can't relate to them in any way ( I am not a bully, and I don't have a disability) I somehow can still relate to them. I think the reason for this is because both characters had many flaws and problems, but still had a good heart underneath. Both needed a friend to disintegrate the seemingly-hard outer shell and expose who they were on the inside. The author, Erin Jade,should put a warning on the cover that says, "DO NOT READ, unless you have about a week to constantly read this book." I genuinely could not stop turning the pages. Every time I predicted what was going to happen next, I was wrong, And every time i thought I knew the plot, I didn't. The author is more than supplementary with plot twists and surprises.It makes you want to keep reading. The storyline is so intriguing and keeps you hooked.You follow Billy as he searches for his long-gone dad, and relate to Dane as he wonders about Billy's life. For me, this book diminished the fine line between a "good kid", or a "bad kid". It showed me that any bad kid has the ability to be good, and vice versa. This is a great book for pre-teens or teens, it will teach them to give everyone a chance and to not per-say " judge a book by its cover", like many people did to Dane and Billy D.