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Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Written by Leslie Stella

Narrated by Nick Podehl


Permanent Record

Written by Leslie Stella

Narrated by Nick Podehl

ratings:
4/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Mar 5, 2013
ISBN:
9781469282459
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Being yourself can be such a bad idea.

For sixteen-year-old Badi Hessamizadeh, life is a series of humiliations. After withdrawing from public school under mysterious circumstances, Badi enters Magnificat Academy. To make things "easier," his dad has even given him a new name: Bud Hess. Grappling with his Iranian-American identity, clinical depression, bullying, and a barely bottled rage, Bud is an outcast who copes by resorting to small revenges and covert acts of defiance, but the pressures of his home life, plummeting grades, and the unrequited affection of his new friend, Nikki, prime him for a more dangerous revolution. Strange letters to the editor begin to appear in Magnificat's newspaper, hinting that some tragedy will befall the school. Suspicion falls on Bud, and he and Nikki struggle to uncover the real culprit and clear Bud's name.

Permanent Record explodes with dark humor, emotional depth, and a powerful look at the ways the bullied fight back.

"A poignant and compelling tale of a unique high school outcast, told in a searing and memorable voice." -- David Klass, author of You Don't Know Me

Released:
Mar 5, 2013
ISBN:
9781469282459
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    Badi is an Iranian kid that has not had an easy road in high school. He finds himself with a changed name (Bud) and in therapy after a suicide attempt and building a bomb at his previous school. He transfers to a Catholic School and finds himself with friends and rebellion on his mind. He refuses to sell chocolate bars (a la the Chocolate War). A series of anonymous letters to the editor are published in the school paper...Bud is suspected to be the writer which causes even more angst for the troubled teen.
  • (5/5)
    The Just For Fun Challenge ended last year but we were encouraged to read reading one book that has been on the TBR shelf for a long time without doing a review. I still rated this book though and I loved it.