Alternately heartbreaking and starkly humorous, this teenager's brutal story of escape and desire for redemption is masterfully told by award-winning writer and film director Adam Rapp.
I'm what they call a Gray Grouper. The Red Groupers are the junkies and the Blue Groupers are the suicide kids.
Steve Nugent is in a facility called Burnstone Grove. It's a place for kids who are addicts, like Shannon Lynch, who can stick $1.87 in change up his nose, or for kids who have tried to commit suicide, like Silent Starla, whom Steve is getting a crush on. But Steve doesn't really fit in either group. He used to go to a gifted school. So why is he being held at Burnstone Grove? Keeping a journal, in which he recalls his confused and violent past, Steve is left to figure out who he is by examining who he was.
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Adam Rapp (Author)
Adam Rapp says that when he was working on his chilling, compulsively readable young adult novel 33 Snowfish, he was haunted by several questions. Among them: When we have nowhere to go, who do we turn to? Why are we sometimes drawn to those who a...