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Bullet Point

3.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  414 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
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. Thro ...more
Unknown Binding, 304 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by HarperTeen (first published April 14th 2010)
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Mk
Dec 28, 2013 Mk rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, prisons
I hate the ending of this sooo much on so many levels
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

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
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Alyssa
Aug 15, 2010 Alyssa rated it really liked it
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
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Heather Cato
Jul 15, 2010 Heather Cato rated it it was ok
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
Kari
Jun 13, 2010 Kari rated it it was amazing

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
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Engclasacct
May 11, 2011 Engclasacct rated it liked it
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
Jan 16, 2013 Eli Lames rated it it was amazing
Eli Lamers
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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
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Kaje Harper
Jun 13, 2011 Kaje Harper rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
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
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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
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Zenia
Mar 02, 2011 Zenia rated it it was ok
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
Carla
Mar 26, 2016 Carla rated it liked it
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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
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James Dalelio
Sep 17, 2014 James Dalelio rated it really liked it
My favorite author Peter Abraham wrote a thriller that I found interesting. If you're a person who either loves Abraham or thrillers then this is a book would interest you. This book has more twist in its plots than a roller coaster. To me this book left me breathless and always wanting to know wanting to know what happens next. This book was a master peace in my eyes of the reader. Peter actually made me believe that the characters were real and that this actually happened at a point of time. T ...more
Eric
Sep 17, 2014 Eric added it
I just read a book called “A Bullet Point”. The author is Peter Abrahams. This book is very interesting and shocking, also very surprising. If you are into sports, criminals, and fighting I would recommend this book. The book is very adventures as well. I am going to give you a brief summary about the book. This my thought on the book so far. I think the book is very interesting and shocking. You never know what is going to happen, and when it is gonna happen. The book is filled with questions ...more
Andersreads
Jul 01, 2014 Andersreads rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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
Linda
Sep 10, 2011 Linda rated it liked it
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.
Jake Walker
Oct 03, 2015 Jake Walker rated it it was amazing
Peter Abrahams put a lot of emotion into his book Bullet Point. Wyatt Lathem, 17 year old, loves baseball. There’s a problem with that though, his school baseball team gets cut from the sports program. That’s not the only problem though. His step-dad Rusty hears about this and gets so angry he lashes out on Wyatt. This drives him to go to a school in Silver City with his best friend Dub. Peter Abrahams is really trying to push the emotional feeling of Wyatt towards the reader. He wants them to f ...more
AuroraBlaze
Jan 20, 2014 AuroraBlaze rated it liked it
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Maury Mccown
Jul 26, 2010 Maury Mccown rated it liked it
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.
Jonah
Mar 03, 2014 Jonah rated it really liked it
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
Christian
Oct 29, 2015 Christian rated it really liked it

Do you love a book that has mystery drama tension suspense and more? If you do then start planning your wedding-- because I have your match. “Bullet Point” by Peter Abrahams is about this teenage boy named Wyatt who lives with his mom and step dad. One day Wyatt found out that the school cut baseball and his coach gave him an old photo of his dad who was locked up in a prison out of town. Wyatt accepted this photo and took it home. Up in his room his mother came in to find him with the picture a
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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.
Stephanie Stocks
When all athletic programs are cut at his small school, Wyatt a star baseball player moves across the state to Silver City and a new school in order to keep playing ball. There's more in Silver City for Wyatt than just baseball. As it turns out, his dad is still in the state penitentiary there serving time for his role in a homicide 17 years ago. Wyatt has never met his father, but when his new girlfriend (with a criminal dad of her own) arranges a meeting, Wyatt discovers his dad is nothing lik ...more
Dennis
Sep 15, 2010 Dennis rated it really liked it
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.
Nicole
Jul 10, 2015 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Angela
Feb 05, 2011 Angela rated it did not like it
Bad characters making bad choices. Unsatisfying ending. Unbelievable story/setup. Very disappointing for an author whose other work is so good!!!
Mario Gutierrez
May 25, 2014 Mario Gutierrez rated it liked it
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
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Rachelann *Obsessed w/ Rabbits & Zombies*
Book was kind if intriguing. Hated the end. Pissed me the hell off. Was NOT expecting it.
Faith
Feb 07, 2016 Faith rated it really liked it
Realistic portrayal (complete with quite a bit of obscene language and teens having sex) of a boy who never knew his father and grew up with a step-dad. The main character's father is imprisoned for murder, but he never gave much thought about meeting his "real dad," except when cuts to all extra-curriculars including his beloved baseball, and a violent conflict with his unemployed step-dad bring him to the town across the state where the prison is located. Even then, it takes a romance with the ...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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