ANTHONY BREZNICAN was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and attended Catholic school for 13 years – longer than some of his teachers would have liked. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998, and went on to work as a reporter at The Arizona Republic, Associated Press, and USA Today. He is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a librarian, and their two children. Brutal Youth is his first novel.
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Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's...