A tough economy leads to job cuts, and Justin Bilbrey and his family must pull up roots to relocate in Brightenberry His overweight body and an overbite are only partially to blame for the a flaming temper with a hair trigger. In addition, he’s a middle child whose older brother is a star athlete and younger sister excels in school and athletics. Life is dark and frustrating for him.
Over the course of his middle school and high school years, Justin grows, learns and transforms into a person who can find the good things in life. Thanks to two friends, Carla and Barry, he overcomes bullying by other students and rage from within. He discovers music, and it becomes the key to his happiness.
Angst, Anger, and Answers is a 40,000 word book that moves quickly and covers many of the problems that children face as they make their ways through the teenage years. It’s a book with which students from grades 6-12 can identify.