Inventing Elliot

by Graham Gardner | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0435130722 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmattandmandy75wing of Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on 7/16/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmattandmandy75wing from Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 16, 2021
Teased by bullies in his old school, Elliot is determined to reinvent himself at his new high school by donning a cool, unflappable exterior. Ironically, the 14-year-old's aloofness earns the interest of an elite group of bullies, known as the Guardians, whose members target school losers for punishment in cruel and ritualistic ways. In this psychological drama, the outwardly congenial Guardian leaders, who are never seen "in the company of actual violence," recruit Elliot using control tactics adopted from their favourite book, George Orwell's 1984. With no way out, he passes the initiation test that requires him to choose a punisher and a victim. Elliot's outward voice alternates with an inner voice written in italics, depicting a battle of sensibilities. Two valuable but tentative friendships disintegrate as Elliot becomes more Guardianlike, and the struggles with his conscience intensify. In an emotion-packed ending, the teen realises that the strength he had in choosing not to be a victim is the same strength he needs to uncloak the Guardians.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmattandmandy75wing at Garden Street Library in Blairgowrie, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (10/27/2021 UTC) at Garden Street Library in Blairgowrie, Victoria Australia

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