This novel is about an akward GR.9 student named Will Reid who has been found by the GR.9 bully(Shane) and is pushed to his limit and only. EggHead By Caroline Pignat. Katie is confused. Shane is a bully. Devan is in love. This novel got me emotional at some parts. -Has one friend. : Egghead: A Novel (): Caroline Pignat: Books. Egghead and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Lylee Apr 3, I read this book egghewd school for our theme of Bullying.

I loved the book and how it was written in kinda a diary form in the perspective of 3 teens. If you are a teacher, I incourage you to read this book to your class.

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I think it’s good for ages 12 and up. It does have course language in it BUT I think it makes the book seem more realistic because it’s representing how highschool really is. If you are a teen, 12 and up I think you schould deffinitly read this book. It demonstraits how you should stick up to bullies and help your friends in their time of need.

Will is that awkward pigat. The one who doesn’t understand social cues. Fgghead acts like an idiot without realising it.

Katie is Will’s friend, or at least the closest thing he has to one, but he doesn’t make it easy. Devan is one of the gang of boys who follows Shane, the high school’s prime 9th grade bully. Lewis gets on Shane and co’s bully radar from day one when, in orientation, he is found in the middle of the gym, bent down staring intently at an ant.

Katie tries to eghead him, but no one else will come to his rescue. As the year progresses so does the bullying, until it reaches a tragic climax.

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Written one part novel in verse for Will and in first person for both Katie and Devan, Pigat ‘s skillful, nuanced storytelling demonstrates how no situation is black and white.


Everybody has a story we don’t know about that influences the way we act. The storyline is simple and familiar, making it accessible to a young audience. However, never does Pignat let the moral of her story which is a heady one and most definitely present interfere with the development of her characters. Katie is especially interesting as the sgghead.

She wants to help Will, but at the same time she is embarrassed by him and worried about her own reputation in the school. She doesn’t always make the right pingat though her heart is in the right place. Egghead is a small but powerful book about bullying for about grade 5 to 7. I egghrad it with an older crowd and though they liked it, it wasn’t sophisticated enough for them- the story was too typical something that works for the younger audiences and the moral too obvious.

Still, it would be a great classroom conversation starter not only on the subject of bullying but also as an example of voice. While the narration is well done, the storyline lacks anything new. Creative structure does not make up for original plot. AmandaCharland Jan 8, A boy who is different egghsad everyone else He doesn’t want to tattle and get him in trouble,so what does he do?

In other words, he’s the perfect target for Shane, the Grade 9 bully.

Devan has been part of Shane’s bullyboy team until now, when he comes to realize that it’s not so smart to mindlessly back up each nasty attack of Shane’s. Together the three young teens are struggling to find their way out of one of the classic dilemmas of life: Young readers will find lots to think about as they turn the pages of this crisp and compelling story by newcomer Caroline Pignat.

Each character takes a turn at telling the story — through the spare blank verse of Will, wrapped up in the world of his single-parent father and his own eccentric preoccupations; through the clear-eyed accounts of Katie, wrestling with her own private demons; and in the sensitive narrative of the slowly awakening Devan, who comes to notice Katie as a spunky, attractive individual whom he’d like to know better but fears thinks he’s a goof.


Will Reid carolne a gawky kid who wears fake turtlenecks, is obsessed by his ant farm project, and is lousy at gym. Will and his two friends are struggling to find their way out of one of the classic dilemmas of life: An edition of this book was published by Red Deer Press. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

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Add to Your books. Recently added by LOrdtremorcarolinwAryan44griffinelkfilipovicnathalielaurinKaethemaxsearle. No current Talk conversations about this book. Pignat does a fine job showing the different perspectives surrounding the harassment of an unusual student. Lylee Apr 3, I read this book at school for our theme of Bullying. Pignat triangulates the typical bullying story from three different perspectives: This common storyline is told through three different point of views, the bully, the victim and the bystander.

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