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Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you're new in town, it's hard to know who to hang out with—and who to avoid. Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular.
But something isn't right about Griffin. He always seems to be in the middle of bad things. And if Griffin doesn't like you, you'd better watch your back. There might be a target on it.
As Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin's dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin: He's a liar, a bully, a thief. Eric wants to break away, do the right thing. But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a bystander . . . to the bully's next victim.
This title has Common Core connections.
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Florida Sunshine State YR Award, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, New York Charlotte Award Master List, Virginia Readers' Choice, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List
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