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Brutal Youth - A Novel

Anthony Breznican

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal -so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies. To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal -so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies. To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal -so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies. To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Matthew Brown

Length:

15h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

51:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

18:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:13


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

16:23


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:04


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

13:50


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

23:26


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

23:12


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

16:36


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

21:48


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

17:33


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

11:53


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

12:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

10:53


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

14:07


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

12:58


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

14:24


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

22:11


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

14:44


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

12:10


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

15:15


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

14:47


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

21:15


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

13:17


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

17:07


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

13:58


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

12:57


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

22:26


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

18:39


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

22:39


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

14:02


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

21:06


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

14:28


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

23:15


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

10:49


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

16:01


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

26:42


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

15:00


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

10:07


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

17:46


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

17:51


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

13:03


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

19:45


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

16:44


Part 7, Chapter 48
Part 7, Chapter 48

27:02


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

20:41


Part 7, Chapter 50
Part 7, Chapter 50

11:58


Part 7, Chapter 51
Part 7, Chapter 51

40:26


Part 7, Chapter 52
Part 7, Chapter 52

00:25