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3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Nick is a nice guy. Nick has a problem. A real problem. In fact, he's got a lot of problems. He's slow in school, very slow, and even though he likes his teachrs, he's sometimes bullied by his classmates. His father is an abusive drunk, and Nick want to protect his sister from him. But Nick's worst problem has landed him in jail in a holding cell. THICK is an intense, susp ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Brown Barn Books
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Luke Sands
May 08, 2014 Luke Sands rated it liked it
I gave this book three out of five stars because it was a good book but not for me. Thick is about a teen aged boy with some major problems in his life. For example, his father is an angry drunk and his sister, Hope, is applying for colleges and his father doesn't really like that. Nick, the main character of Thick, likes a girl he works with, Alice, but Alice’s boyfriend, Sam, also works with him. Sam is a bit abusive and one day Nick notices bruises and black eyes and decides to follow Alice h ...more
Mar 17, 2014 Jesi rated it really liked it
Thick is about a teenage boy, Nick, who has been arrested for murder. He tells you right off the bat that he is guilty. What the reader doesn’t know is who he killed and why. As Nick tells his story to his lawyer, the reader discovers Nick to be a sweet, but slow boy, whose alcoholic father abuses and the kids at school bully. Nick handles the abuse as well as he can and even puts himself in the way when he sees others getting abused. This makes the fact that Nick will likely spend the rest of h ...more
Jake Chamberlain
it was good, but at the end it kind trailed
Kevin O'leary
Feb 06, 2015 Kevin O'leary rated it really liked it
The book thick I thought was a great read. When I was picking this book out it said it was for people that "weren't huge fans of reading" and me not a big fan of reading picked it up. Nick the main character has trouble throughout his life and seeks help. I do indeed recommend this book.
Suspenseful, satisfying hi-lo book about Nick, a slow high-school student who is in jail for killing someone with a gun. His lawyer has asked him to write about what happened and he describes the events and key players that led to him inadvertently killing Alice, a favorite co-worker and a bit of a crush. The reader never knows exactly who gets killed until the end: could it be Nickâs abusive and alcoholic father? Sam, Aliceâs jealous and abusive boyfriend? Brad, a classroom bully? Nick is a dec ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Colin Neenan takes you inside the mind of a young killer in his newest book. THICK is Nick's confession to murder as he writes down what happened for his lawyer...and you learn things about Nick that you don't expect. Nick is in terrible trouble, incarcerated in a holding cell with fifteen criminals, awaiting his trial for killing someone...

A very troubled seventeen-year-old, Nick's mother has been dead for three years and his sister, Hope, has been h
Jesse Rubinstein
Oct 22, 2013 Jesse Rubinstein rated it it was ok
A basic novel. Colin Neenan, a past librarian at Trumbull High School,wrote the novel, Thick, the story of a teenager that winds up in jail for the charge of murder. The novel is modeled for teenagers in high school that are not motivated to pick up a book and read. “THICK is an intense, suspenseful story for people who have a hard time finding a book they want to read,” states the blurb on the back of the book. However, half of the statement is false. Neenan essentially wastes the reader’s time ...more
Apr 24, 2010 Alicia rated it really liked it
A quick read for reluctant readers about Nick aka Thick who has been abused by his father-- a father who drove their mother to commit suicide and is now a raging alcoholic. Beside the abuse, Nick is also slower than some and gets himself into trouble with a girl at work and her abusive boyfriend. In the end, the abrupt, quick ending leaves everyone wondering who Nick actually shot.

"I did it. I know I told you that when you were here, Mr. Lawson, but I want to say it again. I did it. I pulled th
Nov 12, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it
Laurie Halse Anderson posted a blog about a teacher who was fired based on her reading list at the school. This is one of the books the parents protested. It is a really good book about how we all have breaking point and what has to happen in order for us to reach it.
Jan 24, 2012 Nasifa rated it really liked it
Read this book in 3 days, it was that interesting. The ending was not what I expected.

Sad that his father treated him badly but at least his sister is always there for him.
Matthew Restrepo
Apr 01, 2015 Matthew Restrepo rated it really liked it
i though it was a really good book because it was something that could happen in real life so i learned somke thing from it
Connor Dunleavy
Jan 15, 2013 Connor Dunleavy rated it really liked it
I usually do not like books like this one, but the way it was setup made me interested, and i would recommend it to anyone.
Hannah Hogan
Sep 23, 2013 Hannah Hogan rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It had such a plot twist and made me want to keep reading and reading.
Tamara Febus
Dec 18, 2013 Tamara Febus rated it liked it
The book is really good but isn't really my choice of reading.
Vince Mobilio
this book was very good and intence i really liked it.
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its ok
Deborah Couto
Nov 18, 2013 Deborah Couto rated it really liked it
it was good
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Colin Neenan grew up in New York City and has always lived in the East. He’s been a doorman, a chauffeur and a census worker, but now he’s a librarian in a high school.

He’s been writing forever and hopes that after you finish this book you’ll read his other books, IDIOT!, In Your Dreams and Live a Little. His daughters claim he eats too much salsa and sings too loud; they also call themselves mode
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