What if it turns out that YOU'RE the bully - and you didn't know it?
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Meet 13-year-old Matty Trescott, who lives on a Kansas farm in the 1860s. Matty's mother has died, and her brother Henry has left home in search of adventure, leaving Matty and her father to manage the farm. In addition to the ravages of drought, the Trescotts and their neighbors must contend with the threat of Bill Quantrill and his renegade…
Up until now, life has been good for 13-year-old Luke. He's good at sports, attractive, and he's a big wheel at Heyworth Academy, his private school. He likes to tease, and poke fun at the other kids, but that's just because he likes having fun. But things start to fall apart, six weeks into eighth grade, when Luke commits an act of 'goofing around' that ends up costing him his best friend and his beloved private school.
After he's expelled, Luke transfers to his local school, Carlyle. Now, he's on the outside looking in. His looks, and background (not to mention his Heyworth hoodie), make him stand out, and the tough guys zero in on him right away.
The upside-down world that Luke finds himself in at Carlyle gives him a whole new way of looking at things. Can he recover from losing his school, and his best friend, and find new friends and a way to fit in at Carlyle?