Violence 101 by Denis Wright

Violence 101The main character of this novel is Hamish. He is 14 years old, intelligent, and very violent. Despite his intelligence, having to write a journal of self-reflection is hard for him. He likes taking apart other things, including the neighbours pet poodle, but struggles to analyse himself. This novel is not a nice book. It is a stark look at a troubled teenager and the violence that boils beneath his surface, violence that often erupts.