(A Story to Help Teenagers with Anger and Alienation) Simon Asher, known as Smasher, is good at being bad. He bullies, breaks into cars, carries a knife, gets into fights, and lots more. At best Smasher is heading for trouble and, at worst, jail. He is full of anger because of all the bad things that have happened in his life.. One day he comes face-to-face with a strange presence who takes him on some horrid journeys and some wonderful journeys. As a result, Smasher realises he is at a major crossroads and has some serious choices to make. Does he destroy everything in his life, or think again and change direction in time?
This allegorical story gives life-affirming messages to any teenager struggling with identity issues, self-esteem, peer pressure, feelings of failure, inadequacy, futility, or problems with anger. Unlike many other books for teenagers this is fully illustrated to help the reader vividly enter the thoughts and moods of the central character, a depressed and angry adolescent who has lost all hope for himself and his world. The book is also suitable for struggling readers as the story is presented on two levels, both as text and speech bubbles.
- Publisher: Hinton House Publishers Ltd; 1st edition (21 Oct 2008)
- ISBN-10:: 1906531102
- ISBN-13:: 978-1906531102