High Before Homeroom

High Before Homeroom

by Maya Sloan
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High Before Homeroom by Maya Sloan

Losers, now you can get the bad-boy rep the girls find positively irresistible! Unleash your dark side with the Doug Schaffer plan for drug addiction and rehabilitation! (Kids, don't try this at home.)


At sixteen years old, Doug Schaffer knows two things for sure:


1. He is doomed to live in the shadow of his older brother, Trevor, a former high school football star who is stationed in Iraq.


2. Free-spirited Laurilee, the hot ear-piercing girl at the mall, only dates bad boys.


Cue Doug's foolproof plan to tarnish his own unremarkable reputation. The first step is to develop a drug addiction. His mom's too preoccupied with organizing care packages for Mothers Support Our Troops Northwest Oklahoma City Chapter to stop him. Besides, he just needs to get hooked on meth long enough to come back from rehab a totally different person. Someone people notice.


With the help of Trevor’s strung-out former high-school buddy, drug addict Doug has the confidence that loser Doug never mustered. He stays out all night, scores girls, and stands up for himself. Then Trevor unexpectedly returns home with a dark secret of his own, and everything Doug thought was true is shattered. Soon the brothers find a common ground they never knew they shared as they discover the price of pleasing others is the freedom to be yourself.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439171639
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Maya Sloan is an award-winning author with a MFA in creative writing from Boston University and a MFA in fiction writing from the University of Arkansas. She is the author of High Before Homeroom and the co-writer of Rich Kids of Instagram. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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High Before Homeroom 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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J3w3lz More than 1 year ago
As a 19 year old student I understand the feelings this book contains. The book is a great read and an eye opener for those in the same frame of thoughts. I would recommend this book for club discussion, for young people or older people who crave to understand our minds. I would highly read other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aside from the many typo's (I have the e-book version for the nook) this book also lacked any type of 'movement'. I kept reading waiting for the story to start and when it did most of it was predictable. The ending is pretty lame, in my opinion its a big let down. The only good thing I have to say is it was pretty funny at times but other than that it should be a library read.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Doug Schaffer is a sixteen-year-old self-proclaimed loser, although no one notices him enough to care. When he falls for a girl at the mall he works at, he realizes the only way she'll ever pay attention to him is if he becomes a "bad boy." His plan? Become a meth addict, complete with the drama of rehab and returning with a reputation. What wasn't in his plan was the return of his formerly perfect brother, who was injured in Iraq and formed his own addictions. What follows is Doug's sad, often humorous journey, albeit researched, into a life of drugs that he never fully embraces, but sucks him in nonetheless. HIGH BEFORE HOMEROOM is a coming-of-age novel that, like life, isn't always easy to read, but is a very real depiction of the lengths teens will go to be accepted, regardless of the casualties they leave in their wake. Maya Sloan may well be the most realistic voice to hit the young adult genre since Chris Crutcher, and I, for one, will certainly be following her rise to fame.