This novel is about when the quiet, small town of Sterling, New Hampshire has a huge upset. Everyone thought the town was, for the most part, a great place to live but they didn’t see all the things happening right in front of their eyes. Peter Houghton was bullied to the point that he changed Sterling for ever. I recommend this book to high school kids because it will show them the reality of what could result from bullying. It also shows that people change.