Angry Young Man
Alexander, who wants to be called Xan, is a misfit. He has never fit in—not in academics, sports, or social life. He’s an awkward loner who hasn’t been able to find his place in the world.
Robert is Xan’s half-brother, and unlike Xan, Robert seems to have his life together. At eighteen, he’s enrolled in community college with a decent job and a great girlfriend. Robert often teases his brother, but he’s also his biggest supporter. No matter what, he’s got Xan’s back.
When Robert starts to suspect that Xan is traveling down a dangerous path, he may be the only one who can save Xan from self-destructing—before it’s too late. But can Robert save himself?
This edgy exploration of what goes on in the mind of someone pushed to the brink examines the seeds of extremism that exist in everyone—and is sure to captivate readers of all kinds.
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers |
- 176 pages |
- ISBN 9781442419896 |
- February 2011 |
- Grades 7 and up
Behind the Book
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Angry Young Man by Chris Lynch
The book was born out of one very clear thought: It's not the hardest thing in the world to make an adolescent male angry. Really, antisocially, angry.
There was no point in my youth when I would say I fit into the classic category of Angry Young Man. But when I look back I can identify many junctures where, with the proper nudge this way or that, I could well have done something profoundly stupid which would h