Project X

Project X

by Jim Shepard
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Project X by Jim Shepard

In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily.

Sharing in these schoolyard indignities is his only friend, Flake. Branded together as misfits, their fury simmers quietly in the hallways, classrooms, and at home, until an unthinkable idea offers them a spectacular and terrifying release.

From Jim Shepard, one of the most enduring and influential novelists writing today, comes an unflinching look into the heart and soul of adolescence. Tender and horrifying, prescient and moving, Project X will not easily be forgotten.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400033485
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/2005
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 321,507
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels and four previous story collections. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and three beagles. He teaches at Williams College.

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Project X 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did u mean gay when you said "curvy".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a long time ago. When i was young. I dont know why there's a book like this out for children. The book is really good. But i think its one of the experiences in my life that contributed to deterioration of my mental health. So i wouldnt read it if i had a second chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U kno its funny because i rly doubt that ur 14or 13 because u siad u were 13 one comment and the other u were 14 sooo.. ya xD im not sure if ur a female because i woyldnt giv u any personal info so how would we even date lmao
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
demond rp at sell your soul must be active talk to kathrine at the second res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My names Emilie and i like se.x. Im 14 and single. If you ask for a description youll get one. Just put @reply in the top box
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello, tell me about urself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey ppl:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey go to zing res six
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*starts shuffling*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to our book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plllzzzz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyone wanna chat ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one is invited little dawg. Dj anon: its at jet res 9 thanks bro :) goo lookin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*gets up and spins in circles*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*deh Fog Dragon eats the magical rainbow potato before he hits the water.* xD Hullo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quietly leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sitting in my bathroom painting my nails yummmmmmm i love pancakes>_<
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i have dirty blonde haor and green eyes. Im 5'2 and am pretty skinny. I am also curvy and 13. I love sports art and reading. But im not a nerd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds a bit mean to me *swims towards him grabbing neck and wrapping legs with his* so shall we?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME BOOK? COULDNT STOP READING FOR EVEN ONE SECOND
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shepard depicted the life of a not only depressed but true eight grader, and how cruel it really is. The people who commnted before are ignorant to see how that in these ds tha, tha IS wha is going on in te mind of every child who has those feeling, and yea it is ever parents fear and Shepard wrote it how it truly is, no sugar coating it, pur fact of reality. Only an ignorant person could not have liked this book.
DaKoTa_S More than 1 year ago
This book was disturbing on many levels. The book is written in first person, narrated by an 8th grader named Edwin. Edwin is miserably depressed and just can't seem to fit in. He refuses to join extra curricular activities and his BF Roddy and him are forever getting into fistfights with other kids. Both Edwin and Roddy don't feel they are accepted by their peers and seem to not care about anyone, including themselves. This book contains foul language and sexual content. There are some soft spots when Edwin is with his family, especially when he spends time with his little brother. Edwin also does take some trips down memory lane reminiscing of some happy childhood memories, but overall Edwin is negative, and feels he is unworthy. The boys are sick and tired of being treated like misfits and scum of the earth and they want to take revenge on their middle school- they even refer to the "Colorado Kids" (aka Columbine High School) in the book a few times. The book left a bad taste in my mouth and even though it was a page turner (because I wanted to see what was going to happen next)- I finished the book thinking,I feel that this book is more for adults. Dakota S
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iknoudo More than 1 year ago
This book was very different, for a lack of words. It depcited what every parent on the planet is affraid might happen to their child at school. I did not enjoy Shepards writing style with the use of "I go, He goes" in place of "I said, He said". I found it very frustrating. It was a book that put me in someone elses shoes and I think would be a great book for a high school "bully" in need of an attitude adjustment. The end did leave me hanging but not so much that I felt as if there needed to be a sequel. Overall, I would recommend this book for a younger croud.