by Alex Flinn
Is there someone really cool at your school? - someone you'd like to be? Some guys get all the breaks - or do they?
Nick Andreas was one of those cool guys - he was popular, smart, handsome, on the football team, and he had a classic '67 red Mustang convertible that everyone drooled over. Nick's life seemed perfect.
None of the kids at school knew about Nick's life at home - he kept that completely
off limits. Nick's dad was a perfectionist, and nothing was ever good enough
for him. Nick often stayed home from school because he
didn't want people to see the bruises on his face after one of his dad's rages.
Nick's girlfriend Caitlin also seemed to have a "perfect" life. But Nick couldn’t handle the way she’d look at other guys, the way she’d try to challenge his authority—and now a black eye and a few bruises later, Caitlin is Nick’s EX-girlfriend.
But Nick can’t bear to lose the girl he says he loves. H’ed do anything to get her back. He's in an anger management class now and if he can only get Caitlin's love back he knows he can change.
This may be tougher than breathing underwater!
by Sally Grant of the Whatcom County Library SystemLast Updated: January 15, 2008