Most days he is Robbie Jones of Santa Rosita, California. "Quiet, something of a loner," say his classmates at Kennedy Middle School. "He liked to drawÖ" volunteers his friend Ruben. "Me and him made up stories all the time about a superhero called Megaboy." But one day, Robbie takes a .44 from his father's sock drawer, climbs on the new bike he's been given for his thirteenth birthday, pedals a few blocks to Main Street, and shoots an elderly Korean shopkeeper. Within hours, Jae Lin Koh is dead. This extraordinary book, an album of inquiry as terse and visually arresting as any TV news brief, sets out the particulars of Robbie's actions and arrest later that day. The boy, meek and shivering, confesses buy does not explain. Other people try: his parents, teachers, the cops, psychologists, the girl Robbie "liked." The voices of America, beyond Megaboy's help. Together, they will have young adults listeningand talking.
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Making up Megaboy based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Told from multiple perspectives using graphic format everyone has an opinion on Robbie's crime. But why did he really do it?