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Playground /

by 50 Cent (Musician); Moser, Laura; Akana, Lizzi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Razorbill, c2011Description: 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781595144348 :; 159514434X.Title notes: $17.99 1-2012 (db)Other title: Play ground.Subject(s): Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction | Social workers -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: After beating up Maurice on the playground, Butterball is forced to see the school therapist.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have much going for him. He's teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he's stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz.<br> <br> Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground - a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.<br> <br> This devastating yet ultimately redemptive story is told in voice-driven prose and accented with drawings and photographs, making it a natural successor to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.<br> <br> Loosely inspired by 50 Cent's own adolescence, and written with his fourteen-year-old son in mind, Playground is sure to captivate wide attention - and spark intense discussion.

$17.99 1-2012 (db)

"The mostly true story of a former bully"--Cover.

After beating up Maurice on the playground, Butterball is forced to see the school therapist.

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[=With]Thirteen-year-old bully Butterball is on a path toward full-fledged juvenile delinquency. An understanding therapist helps him change his behavior while coming to terms with his parental issues (including the discovery that his mom is a lesbian). The character, loosely based on the author/gangster rapper's own life, is ultimately surprisingly sympathetic, and the text, despite its issues-book themes, is generally nondidactic. Copyright 2010 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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