A Cut Too Far

From the Series Suspended

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

I may be in trouble…but there’s more to my story.

School has never been fun for Chace. Because of his huge jaw and crooked teeth, he rarely gets through a day of classes without bullies like Ivan taunting him. Things worsen when Chace’s mom starts dating an Iranian man and Ivan’s harassment takes a racist turn.

Chace has had enough and decides to retaliate. But when Chace’s Internet threats backfire, the result is a suspension from school. Now Chace will have to explain to his mom how his attempt to defend her made him look like the bad guy. And he’ll have to figure out how to deal with a struggle that he can’t seem to win.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058260, YAF058190, YAF058020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 700
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178285
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Herman Brown

Herman Brown is the author of the third book in Darby Creek's Red Zone series, The Option. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



“This tightly-crafted . . . highly engaging series deserves shelf space in classrooms, as well as school and public libraries, and would make a great gift for that special reluctant reader.”—starred, VOYA

Publishers Weekly

“The briskly moving story spotlights the powerful ripple effect of cyberbullying, and . . . suggests one form of positive resolution for an increasingly prevalent and troubling problem.”—Publishers Weekly