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Why not? Because maybe everyone has to recover from the party. Meanwhile here’s the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) review of Bullet Point:
Baseball is cut because of the budget, so sixteen-year-old Wyatt, advised by his coach, transfers to a more affluent high school in Silver City. Wyatt, who has had a fight with his out-of-work step-father, is eager to go but his friend, who also moves, takes the vacant spot on the team. Baseball, however,is forgotten whenWyatt discovers that his biological father, Sonny Racine, is serving a life-sentence in nearby Sweetwater Penitentiary for armed robbery. Wyatt’s life changes fast when he is drawn into a sexual relationship with sophisticated nineteen-year-old Greer, who has a “reputation,” and as he begins to receive calls from a father he had not known until he visited him in prison. Is his father innocent? Some believe so, including Greer. “Same person could arrive at different answers” is an insight that Wyatt learns the hard way as he and Greer begin to investigate the robbery at Millerville with dire results. Wyatt’s odyssey takes place in a well-delineated landscape of recession that affects Wyatt’s and Greer’s lives. The emphasis on Wyatt’s character and his relationships, especially the back-and-forth relationship between Wyatt and Greer, together with questions about innocence, guilt, and justice contribute to a complex story that is a thriller with a dramatic denouement.
Wyatt is an engaging, thoughtful teenager who experiences how things can spin out-of-control when one does not know all the answers. This is a very well-written, riveting read for older teens.
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