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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself--and your friends.
Paperback, 98 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2006)
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Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it

In the book ‘Chill’ by Colin Frizzell, the main character, Chill, is an outspoken student who loves art. Chill and his friend Sean, who is the narrator of the book, did lots of things together. They were classmates and shared their passions in life and hung out a lot after school. In class, Chill shared his dreams with his classmates and his teacher about wanting to become an artist, but his teacher, Mr. Sfinkter, shot him down. Every teacher and adult in the school thinks that Mr. Sfinkter was
Angel Cortes
this book is absically about a kid named chill. he has a bad leg and a talent. that talent is art. he is really good at art. he knows how to draw really well and he is basically good at every concept of art. so their is a new teacher at school. his name is mr. sfinkter. and he doesnt like chill. he thiks that he is just some punk kid who doesn't know how to do anyting. so what he does is he picks on him. and he gets under his skin. so what chill does is he takes his rage on the teacher and refle ...more
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Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jennifer Wardrip
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It's the sophomore year of high school, and best friends Chill and Sean will soon meet their new English teacher, Mr. Sfinkter, a man who loves to brag about his accomplishments as a published writer and who also seems to enjoy humiliating his students.

Sean, who wants to be a writer, doesn't think that the teacher is really that bad, especially after Mr. Sfinkter encouraged him to write a book, and promised him that he would help him get it published
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Chill is a teenager who an amazing artist. His moral is to be himself and not someone else. He is a relatively calm person and it takes very little to get under his skin. Once in elementary school there was a new kid who picked on him because of his leg to see if he could make friends. That only ended him up in the hospital with a broken leg. Now in high school he is well respected and never taken lightly. But there is a new teacher, who has two different personalities. One is to the teachers; h ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
The book I read was Chill and it was written by Colin Frizzel. It was published by Orca Book in 2006. My opinion of this book is good because I can imagine what is going on. It was a non-fiction book so the setting was current day and at a High School. The main characters were Chill and Sean. The story began with the Author tellings us about Chill's bad leg. The conflict was a teacher bullying his students. I did not like how the conflict was resolved because Chill and Sean got in trouble for st ...more
Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a guy name Chill who is an amazing artist and likes to paint a lot. He is a very calm guy and has a great heart. He was suggested by his teacher that he should paint the school mural. But once he gets to High school his new English teacher,Mr. Sfinkter, is very mean and likes to humiliate his students. Then one day the new teacher makes fun of Chill's disability. At last Chill decided to stand up for himself and not let anybody ruin his future just because of his disability w ...more
Dec 07, 2010 rated it liked it
I thought this book was a great book because there was alot going on in the book theres a new kid named wanye and he when up to the maiun character chill and just tried to push him down because he wanted ppl to think that he was cool so he can get friends but that dint work everyone just looked at him and went to go play again and what ever they were doing before at the middle the teachers in his school asked to paint a mural on the school wall so he did and he made a weird looking person that i ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Chill by Colin Frizzell is about a boy named Chill . Chill is a talented artist, so talented that his art teacher asked him if he would paint the school mural. Chill and his other classmates get a new english teacher at their school who likes to humiliate his students as well as crush their dreams. All the other teachers think, Mr. Sfinkter, the new english teacher is a very good man and they don’t believe that he would do such a thing as humiliate his students. Chill plans on exposing Mr. Sfink ...more
Oct 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: thin-reads
Another good offering from Orca for readers who want a book that isn't too long or too wordy. The cover caught my eye, and I thought I might find a gritty, street-level story hinging on graffiti art. Instead, Frizzell recounts a friendship between two boys: the narrator Sean is typical, his best friend Chill is exceptional. The action builds as both pursue their creative dreams - as a writer and as an artist, respectfully - while contending with a petty teacher.

The opening is strong, the conflic
Feb 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
So this book "chill" was basically about a talented boy that had a limp leg. Honestly to me the book had no point to it. As I was reading the whole time I was think "whats the point to this book" "wheres the point" "wheres the book leading to." So i disliked how the book didn't really have a point. However I did like that it went in sequence order of a time of someones life and what was happening/ going on. I would recommend this book to someone with a stronger thinking knowledge that would actu ...more
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Mar 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Pepole that like to make fun of there teachers
Recommended to (A) Archers by: Amber Jasso
Shelves: girls-have-read
This book is about a kid name Chill. He like to draw his teacher sugessted to him that maybe he could do a moral on the school's wall. His new English teacher is very mean and likes to put down pepole. Chill doesn't like that the teacher is doing that to his students. So Chill wants payback and his mother works at the news so he called in saying that a guy that look just like his teacher. flashed so students. But his friend Sean knew it was him.
The book is good makes fun of teachers.
Someone almo
Nov 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Best friends Chill & Sean must choose how far they will go to expose a teacher at their school. Will it tear apart their friendship or bring them closer together?

Honestly, my first reaction to this book was a bit on the defensive side since I'm a teacher (lol), but I think this would be exactly the kind of book some of my reluctant readers would enjoy. Under 100 pages, fairly easy reading level, talented students versus the crooked teacher...good stuff. If I could give it a 3.5 stars, I woul
Hui Lin
Jun 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 09th
This book is about a guy name Chill who likes to paint a lot. And he was suggested by his teacher that he should paint the school mural. But his new English teacher,Mr. Sfinkter, is very mean and likes to humiliate his students. And then one day the new teacher makes fun of Chill's disability. At last Chill decided to stand up for himself and give the teacher a lesson. I think this book it pretty good and again, people who enjoy reading short story should read this book.
Nov 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Chill is not the average boy at school, he loves art. When asked to paint a mural at the school, Chill accept, but durring all this there is lots of suspicion going around. One of the new Teachers, is convicted of being a sex offender, and chill's painting is used to decribe him. Lets just see what Chill is in for this time.
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Bill Littell
Lexile: 820

I liked this one. Again, the Orca Soundings series seems to be a good fit for many students. This one is about an artist and a writer, one excellent teacher and one monstrous teacher. The plot is engaging and our heroes are full of qualities to admire.
Hong Deng
Dec 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
The book is a great novel about this guy named Chill who is a talented artist and he was suppose to paint the school mural. Instead of the original design he chose to draw something different and the result was unbelievable!
May 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: disabilities
I realy liked this one. I have a fondness for books about disabled kids/teens. This book handled the hard issue with simple terms and does not push. I wish it was longer but what can you do? Try it out. It does not cost much on a Nook so I suggest purchasing on that if you have one.
"Chill and Sean are high school students who run into a situation with a teacher. Chill has only let his bum leg get him into trouble one time. But when a teacher picks on not only him but also his classmates, what will he do?"
Alex Portillo
Mar 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was sad.
Abby Cardinal
Mar 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Amazing book.
Krista Ivy
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
a teacher decides to squash the dreams of his students while acting like a saint to the other teachers. watch as he's exposed for what he is.
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