- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (August 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416924248
- ISBN-13: 978-1416924241
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,498,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Busted Hardcover – August 28, 2007
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About the Author
Phil Bildner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Sluggers! series, the Texas Bluebonnet Award-winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy and its companion, The Shot Heard 'Round the World, both illustrated by C. F. Payne; and Twenty-One Elephants, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. His latest picture book is Turkey Bowl, illustrated by C.F Payne. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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A senior trip gone horribly awry, a gambling ring, a horrible bully, the invisible kid who won't be invisible for long, a twisted principal, honor students getting high in the parking lot. These are just some of the things you'll find in the connected short stories in this book.
This is a book about some of the crazy, awful, "seemed like a good idea at the time" things that you, or people you know, do in high school. And the events that those activities set in motion. No one, regardless of age, social standing, or position, is immune to getting busted.
Being that they are short stories, I don't want to tell you too much about what happens. I will tell you that every time I thought I knew what was coming, I got thrown for a big loop. This is not a simple, moralistic, "kids are bad, teachers are good" kind of book. By the time I finished BUSTED, my jaw had fallen open more times than I could count.
Whether you're in school, out of school, or teaching in school, this book is definitely worth reading.
Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman
In order to enjoy a story, I need to be able to connect and relate to the characters and the story line, but I was not able to do this at all because the writing was so bad.
If all you care is about plot - and you don't care how the story is actually communicated - you might actually get through this book.
I, however, was so disgusted with the writing that I just couldn't take it and I threw this book in the garbage (recycling bin of course). I did not even want to donate it to Good Will because I did not want anyone else accidentally spending money on this horrible book. I felt every moment I spent reading it was a waste of my life.
I truly don't know how this book was ever published. The publisher has to be a relative or something.