How long would you stand by? What do you do when your best friend is bullied? What do you do if he is a bully? Bystanders Katie and Devan see things very differently, but one thing is clear: Grade 9 l
How long would you stand by? What do you do when your best friend is bullied? What do you do if he is a bully? Bystanders Katie and Devan see things very differently, but one thing is clear: Grade 9 life is hard. Told through the voices of Katie and Devan, and (the target) Will?s poignant poems, Egghead shows how bullying affects everyone ?and that there is more than one side to every story.
Caroline Pignat is a two-time winner of Canada?s Governor General?s Literary Award. Egghead is her first novel. This Anniversary Edition celebrates the book?s ten-plus years in print and tens of thousands of copies sold internationally.
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Born in Dublin and raised in Ottawa, Caroline Pignat teaches grade 12 Writer's Craft and grade 11 English in Ottawa. She is the Governor General's Award Winning Author of Greener Grass and The Gospel Truth, as well as the critically acclaimed young adult novels Egghead and Wild Geese.
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"Pignat explores the sensitive issue of bullying from three different perspectives, weaving the narratives together to give the reader a sense of plot without overdoing any particular scene. . . At the climax of the story, the bullying escalates to a life-threatening incident, and the impact affects all three of the protagonists. With a sensitive ending that does justice to the characters, the situation, and reality, the issues are supported by Pignat's clear prose and sensitive treatment of the perspectives of three very different characters."Highly recommended
— CM Magazine
"Teens will empathize with the characters and see the personality types inherent within themselves or in their schools."
— School Library Journal
". . . a sensitive examination of bullying and its psychological roots."
"The novel is satisfying and provocative, leaving readers with much food for thought. Hopefully more titles are on the horizon from this gifted writer."
— The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon)
"Egghead is a sensitive portrayal of the dynamics behind bullying, peer pressure, and search for identity."
— The Bureau County Republican
"The complicated boundaries of friendship are challenged and redefined in this story."
— Today's Parent
"The events of this novel are as poignant as they are deplorable, and students will likely see themselves or someone they know in each of the captivating characters. The novel is a quick and easy read and the format lends itself nicely to a character study as well as illustrating different features of text. The use of poetry and short, perspective-driven chapters make this an enjoyable and highly teachable resource."
— Professionally Speaking
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First printed in November 2007, Egghead celebrated its 10th anniversary and is still selling strongly. Egghead is in its 12th printing and the E-book is available.
The book was author Caroline Pignat's first book and garnered several awards and nominations. Since the publication of Egghead Caroline has written four books with Red Deer Press, including 2 Governor Generals Awards winners for the best Canadian book in the Young People's Literature - Text category. Greener Grass won in 2009 and The Gospel Truth won in 2015.
Click here to see our Egghead 10th Anniversary page. The page includes an interview with Caroline about writing Egghead and some pictures highlighting Caroline's career with Red Deer Press.
Click here to see the Teacher's Guide.