This psychological thriller was published in 2005, but it remains one of my favorites. Seventeen year old, Doug Hanson lacks social skills, making him a target at school. The only "perfect" relationship he has is with his next door neighbor and boyhood friend, Andy Morrow who is a popular football player. The story becomes increasingly unsettling as Doug begins to mentally unravel and hints about the past begin to seep from the pages. Doug refuses to take his medication and spirals into a pattern of self-destruction and obsession with finishing a basement project.  Recommended for 7th grade and older.


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