At home, high-school junior Travis Ellroy has to live up to the memory of his golden-boy brother who committed suicide. At school he faces constant pressure and ridicule from the jocks and their girlfriends. Then he meets Daniel, a new kid who doesn’t seem afraid of anything. All Travis is good at is drawing, and praise from Daniel leads to a combustible friendship—one where manipulation makes Travis go to violent extremes to get what he thinks he wants and deserves most. Though you know Travis brings a gun to school from the first chapter, the events leading up to that day unfold with gripping tension, making this powerful debut novel impossible to put down.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||231 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Adam Meyer is a novelist, filmmaker, and television writer. His novel The Last Domino was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He is also the author of When She's Gone. His short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines including 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, Prisoners of the Night, and multiple volumes of The Year's Best Horror Stories. He is also writer/director of the feature film Two Fireflies and has written documentaries and TV series for Fox, CBS, Discovery, and National Geographic Television.
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Last Domino based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Like riding a runaway train, the story makes you feel like you're travelling at breakneck speed towards certain destruction. Yet, for the reader, the ride is so compelling and mesmerizing, you can't leave it. Powerful stuff! Highly recommended. But note to parents: It is approprite for teens because it offers a strong message on the dangers of peer pressure, but because of violence and language, I wouldn't recommend it to preteens.