Pedro Jones is lost. Abandoned by his father and forced into commission housing with his Filipino imRead Review
Everyone has secrets. It's what you do with them that matters.
Steven Byrd is highly intelligent. He's just not very smart. For one thing, he's obsessed with Avery Adams - a girl who can't stand him. When Steven discovers Avery is involved in a secret game, he drags his best mate, Tala, along for the ride. Steven laughs when he finally hears what the game is - until he thinks about the other players. Avery has had plenty of practice at twisting the knife to hurt Steven. Connor Robson is rumoured to have been in juvenile detention, and Connor's half-sister Jude's hostility could break glass. A silly kids' game can get serious very quickly when you let other people inside your head.
My first impression of the book resembled something like 'I'll give it a chapter, and then i'll return it to the library.' But, as I read further and further into the book, I realised that the story captured me enough to convince me to stay up until 3.am to finish it. This is one of the big lessons I get for judging a book by its cover. I strongly recommand this book to everyone. It's an awesome and epic book!
They were told the game could bring freedom. They were warned the game could be cruel, that it dose damage. But what they were not sure of was what the game was.
For years Steven had followed Avery around school, love sick and stupid he refused to be deterred, even when Avery came right out and told him she hated him. After all this time he thought he knew her... It was the game that finally brought them together, just not in the way Steven had hoped.
When Tala perceived a threat to his friend, he automatically stepped in and joined the game, unaware of the consequences it would have for himself. The game was also to change Jude, a troubled girl dragged into the game by her half-brother Connor, who started the game with one purpose in mind.
They all had their own reasons for wanting to play the game, they all wanted something different from the game, but the game doesn't work that way, and what they would get was not what they expected. When you play with the truth, you risk pain. But is anyone ever ready to hear brutal honesty.
When a criminal, a princes, a jock, a punk chick, and a geek come together to play an innocent child's game, no one would be left unscathed. Headgames is the modern equivalent to the movie "The Breakfast Club", where everyone learns there is more to others then what is seen at face value.