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by John Arthur Long


Enter a high school at your own risk and hope that as an educator you can get through to the students that are entrusted in your educational care. From the start you can tell that the high school in question fosters some type of learning, violence is paramount in many scenes, pranks are played that might cost one young man his life and you might say that what author John Arthur Long has written and former teacher and Assistant Principal Brian Scarlucci narrates could be ripped right out of the evening or morning news. From the first page you can feel the tension rise, incidents happening as someone decided to leave as one teacher says a delivery in her desk drawer or shall I say feces. Blanche Turner was livid and expected the AP to fix the problem and find the culprit who seems to enjoy placing feces around the building in various places. Then we have the mobster who threatens Brian if he does not take the money or bribe for turning his son into a scholar with the help of an unorthodox English teacher. But, the prologue sets the tone for something that might affect a young girl named Angel whose father is called a negotiator and whose presence is never there. Angry and frustrated she takes it out on everyone by dressing poorly and unladylike, flirting and flashing her body parts and then letting Brian know that she is just a mixed up teen in need of guidance.