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Moving from school to school is never easy. You're constantly struggling to catch up to the level of the other students. You're forever meeting new friends just to have to leave them and establish new colleagues at the new schools. You always find yourself lost in the never-ending maze of corridors as you battle to get to grips with where everything is....

But it's worse when the more unfriendly students decide to take an instant dislike to you. Tormenting you each day...pushing you to see how long it is before you're going to snap...wondering what you're going to do in retaliation to their harsh words and cruel pranks. Are you going to stand up to them, or are you going to be yet another pupil who goes out of their way to avoid them while crying yourself to sleep until you feel as though you can't take the suffering anymore?

You're going to stand up to them, of course. You're going to turn the tables on them. You're going to be the teacher to a very special class. A class where the lessons will be heard throughout the world...lessons that will never be forgotten.

This is your classroom now, and lessons will be learned.

©2012 Matt Shaw (P)2016 Matt Shaw Publications

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Excellent story

The story is well written. I'm starting to understand why Matt Shaw is as successful as he is, being the second of his I've listened to.

The violence is not excessive; its more to a point. I agree with other reviewers that the ending feels rushed, though I am aging it'd be rushed for someone in the anti-hero shoes, I still feel like that ending could've been written more deliberately.

Without any spoilers, I'll say that this story is the wet dream of many bullied kids, and while it is fantastical in how it plays out, it checks the boxes of satisfying the victimized. There is a twist at the end that I definitely didn't see coming, and I think the author would've done well to have dug into it more, as it changes the entire nature of the story.

All in all, great job, Mr Shaw. I enjoyed it and I'll be picking up more of your stories soon enough.

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Grabs you from the beginning

Worth listening to. Wish it was longer felt rushed towards the end. Good read though!

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One of his best ever!!

Matt has done it again! This was a totally different type of storytelling than anything else I've read and WHAT a story it is! Matt's ability to create believable, interesting characters is virtually unmatched by any other authors I've read. I was completely engrossed in the storyline, being so much in the news. Made me really think about our students' daily battles in school halls. This book grabs the reader by the throat and forces the bullying problem in front of our eyes.
Worth every penny and far more! Loved it Matt! You keep writing them and I'll keep buying them!!

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  • 06-14-18

fantastic

fantastic story, a look at the consequences of bullying and the nature of the broken education system