A teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide in this gripping novel.Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of... show more
A teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide in this gripping novel.Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother’s sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn’t stop Bull’s grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there’s no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better.
Publish date: December 4th 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, High School
wow this book is so darn good and sad at the same timethere are some part that i cried and some that i laugh i kinda like william aka bull and i think kell is my favorite characterim just being honestit is pretty sad that some people's lives are really depressing and they just don't know what to do ...
Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2012/08/cracked-by-k-m-walton.htmlI really liked Cracked. How at the beginning of the story Victor and Bull had only two things in common and then a series of coincidences occurred.Bull is a bully and Victor is the bullied. The story is told from both the voices of B...
It wasn't written terribly, but the plot and characters felt more like an after school special than real people. The bad parts were bad, but the simplistic solutions, and overly neat ending made everything that came before seem less significant. I found myself wondering if that's all it took to make...
Definitely proposing this author for the Less Than Three conference! Quite riveting. End feels very rushed (and it all wraps up a bit too neatly) but the book is so well done that I can forgive that. Characters are fantastic.