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3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
What could I do? I'd tried everything. And what was the worst that could happen? So they shave her head, I thought. It's just hair, it will grow back. Kevin Frasier is in a new high school--his fourth in the last year. He is trying to get along and
ebook, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers
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Victoria Waddle
Jun 12, 2015 Victoria Waddle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kevin Frazier moves from school to school because his dad’s work isn’t stable. Dad works in construction, and he moves to where the jobs are. For Kevin, that has meant four moves in only one school year. Still, he’s trying to get along.

Kevin is befriended by Nick who is pretty much a school bully. He acts like he is involved in mishaps—knocking into people, accidentally tripping them, etc., but, of course, he’s hurting others on purpose, for fun.

One girl in the school, Erin, refuses to put up wi
Dec 17, 2014 Cesar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was an okay read because it wasn't really that interesting and at some parts it was boring. The book is about this kid named Kevin who is new at the high school for the fourth time because he's moved so many times. He makes new friends at the new school he entered but they ended up just hurting him and they just bullied him all the time. He then tires to seek revenge because he just got really tired of getting bullied all the time and he had a plot against Nick. A girl named Erin tries ...more
Evan Owen
Responsible is a book that tells of bullying and is very relevant to society today. It tells of a dominant male in a school that everyone is afraid of and refuses to stand up to. He picks on one young girl in particular that refuses to take any of his nonsense no matter what it costs her. She pays for this as she is kidnapped one day after school and beaten. However, one of the bully's followers that has always disliked him finally stands up for the girl. This results in him receiving a beating ...more
Mar 09, 2009 Deveyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book could get a five out of five because it sets the mood of the book and the people in the story. Another reason that this book could get a five is that the climax is amazing in this book. Also the way he worked up to the problem.
The best part of this story is the part when they are in the woods and they are about to rape and beat up the girl But they dont get to because the guy comes in and saves the gilr but takes on the beating that the girl was about to get. :(. They build up to thi
Mar 06, 2009 Reed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone.
Recommended to Reed by: I chose this book Myself.
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Mar 31, 2012 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Gritty and real, this story about a boy who has to make tough choices and face-up to his involvement with a crew of bullies when a female classmate is assaulted, is not my usual fare. There are startling moments of a bleakly stark reality to this tale: a vice-principal who's hands are tied without tangible proof, a father barely coping, and a bleak and off-putting objectification of women displayed by the bullies in the school. As the main character, Kevin Frasier is forced to think his way thro ...more
Jan 24, 2013 Logan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Logan Kelley
Stephanie Lytle
January 24, 2013

I was interested in the book “Responsible” because I have read the first chapter before and reading just a little I was hooked. I really enjoyed the book because it is a story that shows the difference good and bad.

The novel “Responsible” written by Darlene Ryan, is a book about a kid named Kevin and he gets involved with the type of people at his new school. Kevin is forced to move school a lot because his father cannot keep a job. A
Jennifer Wardrip
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Kevin was part of Nick's gang, or at least he thought he was. Nick was a bully and threw his weight around their high school tormenting everyone. Despite complaints, the school administration didn't do a thing.

Acting tough was what helped Kevin survive both in school and at home. His dad went from job to job causing Kevin to attend school after school. He had to act tough at home to cover his frustration and anger at not having a
It was a very good book i really enjoyed it
Dec 07, 2008 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the Orca books typically. They're to the point and when someone gets intimidated by thick books, they're a good place to start them off.

This one had a good point, even though it ended up feeling like a morality tale. It was good to go through, didn't slow down, and didn't fluff things up. It reminds me of Do the Right Thing, maybe bc they kept saying that phrase.

It served its purpose well.
Jacob Worley
Apr 11, 2014 Jacob Worley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a very interesting book. I enjoyed reading this book. Many life lessons can be learned from this book such as don't get into the wrong group, and do what is right. The characters portray many different life styles. I have really enjoyed this book and would recommend this to anyone.
Nov 04, 2011 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a quick short story on the lesson of doing the right thing - even if the consequences are brutal. sometimes its much harder to do what is right as opposed to what is easy. kids need to learn this lesson!
Jan 29, 2009 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
theres this boy he is scared of this other boy named nick and nick is the bully in the school so he jumpes the boy with the black and blue eyes then wrote snitch on his locker
Oct 03, 2013 McKenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book
Leyth Alarumi
Dec 04, 2012 Leyth Alarumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I though this book was really good. I had this urge to keep reading it when i didnt want to!
Crystal pizarro
Apr 23, 2009 Crystal pizarro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very good. some people can learn a lesson from this book.
Dec 08, 2012 Sgilbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great short book with a clear message
Arisbethe Rodriguez
This book i didnt like but i finih reading it.
Nov 13, 2012 Jessie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: canada
An average Orca Soundings novel.
This book was awsome.
Jul 23, 2012 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short story about fitting in.
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