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Groundwood Books


Written by Dennis Foon

For students in grades - 8 | Published April 01, 2003 | ISBN 9780888995490
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying

Cover of Skud

Regular price $9.95 CAD

176 pages | 7.000 in × 4.250 in
Print Format

About this book


Dennis Foon

Four guys -- Tommy, Brad, Andy and Shane -- are all making their way through the jungle that is the last year of high school. Tommy, model student, is heading for the military to learn to fly fighter jets, something that will please his doting grandmother and free him once and for all from his abusive parasite of a mother. His best friend, Brad, is being scouted for Junior B, which will finally satisfy his ambitious hockey dad, whose relentless pressure has turned his son into the team enforcer. Andy is on the verge of making his acting breakthrough. He's got an agent, and he's got an audition for the role that could launch his career -- the Punk. All he needs is someone who can show him the moves, teach him the hard stare. He turns to Shane, the kid who is so scary that even the teachers are afraid of him.

About the Author

Dennis Foon

Dennis Foon is a playwright, screenwriter and writer of novels for young adults. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2004
  • Long-listed OLA White Pine Award, 2004
  • Commended PPYS (Criminal Elements), 2004
  • Commended CCBC Our Choice, 2004