Twelve shots: outstanding short stories about guns

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Guns. They are an undeniable part of contemporary life. Stories about their use--and misuse--spice the nightly news, the papers, and our favorite TV shows. Guns shape the course of history. They make us wild with excitement or red with anger, sick to our stomachs or convinced that we're safe. Guns provoke extreme emotions in all of us.In this riveting collection of short fiction, twelve authors explore the emotion-driven world of guns. Dealing with everything from a city kid's desperation to a country boy's first glimpse of manhood, from a girl's struggle against helplessness to a teenage trio's horrifying battle of wills, these original stories are as varied and exceptional as the authors themselves. Sometimes shocking, occasionally funny, and often intensely sad, these stories are all thought-provoking and addictively readable. A superb anthology, passionate and hard-hitting, Twelve Shots helps us understand our world and solidify our own beliefs.Today's most popular young adult writers, including Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Richard Peck, and Chris Lynch, explore the complex and heated gun debate in 12 riveting short stories.This will be a valuable addition to Young Adult collections: it's not only timely and thought-provoking, but also an excellent springboard for discussion. --Booklist, *starred
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Grouping Title twelve shots outstanding short stories about guns
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subject_facet Children's stories, American, Firearms. -- Fiction, Short stories
title_display Twelve shots : outstanding short stories about guns
title_full Twelve shots : outstanding short stories about guns / edited by Harry Mazer
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