After keeping this book in my "to read later" pile for what must've been at least 2 months, I finally got to this book. I really enjoyed it!
The book follows a high school freshman named Cameron Grady. He's a pretty scrawny kid, and he likes to keep his hair long. Unfortunately for him, he gets mistaken for a girl and is embarassed in front of all the jocks at his school. This turns out to be the kiss of death for his social life, as the jocks begin to bully him mercilessly.
Over the next few months Rich Patterson, leader of the jocks, does horrible things to Cameron and humiliates him in so many ways. Cameron's life is ruined. His grades drop, he's angry and alone all the time, and he becomes infatuated with burning things.
As things finally start looking up for Cameron, Patterson and his goons cross the line and Cameron snaps. While before, Cameron would take the abuse silently, he suddenly feels the need to fight back. Sadly, this story takes a very violent turn.
I really think any high school student would enjoy this book, especially those who are interested in a more realistic story. Everyone will be able to relate to Cameron, because at some point, I'm sure everyone has experienced or witnessed some sort of bullying-- even if it never escalated the way Cameron's situation did.