Bullet Point
Peter Abrahams
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Bullet Point

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Wyatt never really thought much about his dad--a hardened criminal, a lifer in a prison somewhere on the other side of the state. But then the economy had to go and tank, and the community had to go and cut the baseball program from Wyatt's high school. And then the coach had to go and show Wyatt a photograph of his dad at sixteen, looking very much like Wyatt himself. Thr

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Jennifer Wardrip
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Life for Wyatt and his friend, Dub, revolves around baseball. Well, it used to anyway. When the coach announces that baseball is being cut from the extracurricular schedule due to lack of funding, both boys are furious. Just when they are about to earn their spots in the varsity lineup, the program is yanked.

When Wyatt finds out there might be a way to play ball somewhere else, he jumps at the chance. Dub is going to live with his a...more
Heather Cato
Shocking - Disturbing - WHAT THE HECK?!? are just a few things that come to mind as I reflect on the story that I have just finished. I was excited to read this book becuase I loved Down the Rabit Hole and the books that followed and thought that they were well crafted stories. I was disappointed with this novel though. I did not like the excessive physical relationship that the main character has with a girl he hardly knows and I did not like the ending and the potential ramifications / meaning...more
I hate the ending of this sooo much on so many levels

A murder mystery set years after the suspect begins serving a life sentence, Bullet Point thrusts forth many questions and theories, engaging the reader early on. Wyatt has never known his biological father. In fact, until things start being churned up, Wyatt has rarely asked questions and doesn't even know which prison houses his lifer dad. Watching Wyatt face a series of unexpected and difficult situations, this book is a study in character development as much as it is a thrill ride. This is d...more
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This book was very boring up until the last 50 or so pages. One of the main reasons I completed reading this book was for the sole purpose of having to read it in order to be able to work on my English assignments. The storyline was pretty whack, especially the ending twist where Wyatt’s father, Sonny, turns out to not be the nice guy Abrahams portrayed him as throughout the book. He kills Wyatt’s love of his life, as well as murdering two others who have done him wrong after using an insane sch...more
Eli Lames
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Peter Abrahams Bullet Point is a book about Wyatt Lathem moving to a new town to play baseball when he comes in contact with his father in prison. This book will keep readers at the edge of their seat. People who love mystery and suspense will love how fast paced and suspenseful this book is. Some people will hate the book because at times it is very confusing and can be slow. I thought the book was great from beginning to end and really liked how suspenseful it w...more
Kaje Harper
This is a good young-adult mystery/coming of age story. Wyatt's biological dad has been serving a life sentence since before Wyatt was born. When circumstances force Wyatt to move to a new town he suddenly is aware of the prison, and his father, right there within reach. He hooks up with a girl whose father is also in prison. His new girlfriend claims both men are innocent. Wyatt's curiosity and growing desire to understand both himself and the role his mother may have played in the crime, push...more
Rebecca Weimert
Rebecca Weimert

Wyatt is upset when his school takes away the baseball team. He decides to move to Silver City after he gets into a fight with his step-father Rusty. Wyatt knows his real father is in the Sweetwater State Penitentiary in Silver City, but thinks nothing of it until he meets Greer. Greer’s father is also an inmate at the prison and connects Wyatt to his biological father. Just when he opens up to his father, his life and feelings take a devastating turn that he does not expec...more
There were huge parts of this book that I didn't like:
1. The love interest--she was absolutely obnoxious
2. Wyatt's relationship with said love interest--he didn't seem the type to get involved with such an unstable girl the way he did
3. The ending came up really fast, and finished in a short number of pages
4. Wyatt seemed to give up a lot of what he loved, really for nothing

That said, I enjoyed much of the fast-moving plot, and I really did like the main character (Wyatt), even though I didn't u...more
Thought it would be a good mystery. Instead it was just a story of a teen looking for a father that he never thought twice of ever before and pursued contact with him in a penitentiary just by coincidence and ends up respecting him enough to call him father after only a couple of short conversations but it turns out that father wasn't really a killer - or, wait, is he? Thought the love story would be it's strength but instead the girlfriend was annoying and the relationship really made no sense...more
Megan Clark
I Think the author's purpose of writing the book was to entertain and to have a suspensful book for his readers. The book is really entertaining because the book has one entertaing event after another. The book is really suspensful because at some points you don't know what is going to happen next.

I think the theme of the book is that you never really know anybody. I think that is the theme of the book because certain events in the book show that the main character Wyatt never really knew his...more
So, I read Abrahams' Reality Check this year and recommended it to my 8th graders (and the non-readers actually liked it and recommended it to others), so when I ran into this book at the Orange Public Library, I decided to check it out. What struck me was how similar this book is to a typical solve-a-crime-without-the-police mystery, especially in terms of plotting. It was not particularly well-written, but once I got into the story, I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen (so cl...more
You think you know what's going to happen. And then that happens, so you think you know how this is going to end, but you don't! Trust me, this is a book you won't be able to put down. The main character is unique, and it's refreshing to see a young teen turning into a man with integrity and thoughtfulness. If you like mysteries with a little psychological underpinning, this one is for you.
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Maury Mccown
This was a decent, quick read. It kept my interest, had good pace, but the end did feel a bit rushed. It also negated some of the story for me a well, because some the things I had vested interest in were too quickly "resolved" in a manner that didn't match their importance to the vast majority of the book.
Peter Abrahams theme statement in the book Bullet Point is that you can never know what life will throw at you. This book takes place in three towns the main character’s hometown, East Canton is hilly, a little run down, and there are lots of for sale and foreclosure signs. Another town this book takes place in is Silver City which is also hilly but not as run down as East Canton. The third town this book takes place in has more boarded up businesses then open businesses; also the town is really...more
Jenn Estepp
entertaining enough, but no great shakes. (which is to say, perhaps, please write another echo falls book.) there's actually a lot here i liked, *but* the ending - how it was paced, i.e. super rushed - kinda ruined the overall.
a real page-turner! I stayed up late to finish it in one sitting. gritty and compelling story. makes me want to go back and catch up on some of his previous books.
Bad characters making bad choices. Unsatisfying ending. Unbelievable story/setup. Very disappointing for an author whose other work is so good!!!
Mario Gutierrez
Peter Abraham's "Bullet Point" was a page turner, in the worst way. It keeps you wanting to know details about the plot, but the whole plot is centered around Wyatt's incarcerated father, Sonny. Just when the whole story seems completely unreeled, everything changes in a series of plot twists. Even if you expect the unexpected, you will still be surprised with this one.

This book was easy to read and simple enough to understand because it was from a teenaged point of view which everyone older tha...more
Jim Thomsen
Plausibility seems to be a dirty word these days in the Young Adult genre, with so many fantasy, vampire and occult series crowding the shelves in bookstores. It's sad that "Bullet Point" is such an exception ... and yet, it's a relief as well that there's still a little bit of room for a lean, fast-paced thriller for teens that's rooted in the real world.

Peter Abrahams' tale of Wyatt, a teen who tries to emancipate himself from a dead-end life on the other side of the state — even as he tries t...more
When his home town of East Canton cuts funding to the school and Wyatt’s high school stops offering baseball and all other extra curriculars, Wyatt sets off for Silver City with the hopes of being able to play ball again. While there he meets an intriguing girl, Greer, who has met his father in the prison nearby. After talking to Greer Wyatt begins to believe that his father wasn’t guilty of the crimes he was imprisoned for, and begins to investigate. What he finds will change his life forever.
Bullet Point was slow at first then it went by fast. It felt like a mystery book because there were many questions to ask. It still left many unanswered questions. How can a father betray his son like that? It all starts off when the economy is down and cuts have been made to Wyatt's high school and there is no more baseball for him unless he transfer to another school where they have a sports program. He decides to move to another town and go to school there to enroll in their sports program....more
Kay Mcgriff
I picked up Bullet Point (HarperTeen 2010) by Peter Abrahams expecting a sports story with a twist of mystery. There wasn't much sports since the baseball program at Wyatt's school is cut for lack of funds. The parting gift from his coach is a picture of the father at age 16. His resemblance to Wyatt is uncanny. Wyatt transfers to another school, hoping to play baseball, but only one transfer is allowed. His best friend Dub beats him to fill the spot, but offers a place to live with Aunt Hildy i...more
Caleb Nys
After reading the first few pages of Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams I started to get the idea that it’s going to be about baseball even though that’s not related with the title. However it changes dramatically the further I got into it from a baseball story to kind of like a crime investigator.

Wyatt a 16 year old coming from a small town and poor economy, added to that his parents are divorced and his dad is in jail. He chooses to move out after the school he attends is forced to drop the bas...more
Chandler Everix
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If you had a close relative in jail but were almost 100% sure they were innocent would you try to prove their innocence and get them out? That is the situation Wyatt finds himself in the book Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams.
In this book there are three main characters Wyatt, Greer and Sonny Racine. Wyatt is the biggest character in the book and it follows him throughout the book. Wyatt is 17, plays baseball, and lives with him mom, step dad, and his sister in Eas...more
I slightly recommend Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams. It follows a 17-Year old boy named Wyatt Lathem who's baseball team gets cut from the school's budget. Then when his coach tells him that there's an opening for another baseball team in Silver City. Wyatt happily agrees and heads out, only to find that his biological father has been serving a life sentence there in prison, and that he might have not done the crime he's been accused for.

In all honestly, this book has lots of flaws. It had a g...more

Could you imagine making huge decision to move to a different part of the state to play

the sport you love.This happens in the book Bullet Point which is written by Peter Abrahams.

Will this end up ruining the main character Wyatt or help him, will it lead him to a life of crime

or to the exact opposite?

Wyatt the main character has to do this because at his High School there are cuts to all

extracurricular sports programs such as baseball, football, basketball, and every other extra

curricular activi...more
Austin Aldridge
The author's purpose of this book was to entertain the reader with twists and turns in Wyatt's path in life. With each of these complications his life seems to get more and more confusing as time goes on. This draws you into the book and makes you want to always find out what happens next. with all of the bad things that happen i can confidently say that the author's theme was, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going and this is shown multiple times as the book goes on. In one event Wyat...more
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Peter Abrahams is the author of numerous novels, including End of Story, Oblivion, and Lights Out, which was nominated for an Edgar best novel award. He also writes the best-selling Echo Falls series for younger readers. He lives on Cape Cod.

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