Danny's Mom: A Novel

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A bully primed for battle. A homophobic community. A high school ready to explode. A must-read for every parent and teacher.

"You think only students have to deal with backstabbing and bullying in high school? Think again. Wolf's heroine, a high school guidance counselor, fights back." (Denver Post)

Friday Night Lights meets Ordinary People when Beth Maller returns to her job as a high school guidance counselor shortly after her teenage son, Danny, is killed in a car accident. Beth didn't want Danny to drive that snowy night, but her husband insisted the roads were safe. Beth blames him for Danny's death, and she blames herself for allowing fear of confrontation to paralyze her. Now back at work, Beth rails against the everyday injustices she had overlooked until her world cracked open. Her new circumstances cause Beth to become a major player in the moral battles being waged at Meadow Brook High--where homophobia snakes through the halls, administrators cling to don't-rock-the-boat policies, and mean girls practice bullying as if it were a sport. While Beth struggles to find her "new normal," she learns to speak out, risking her career, her marriage, and the very life she's learned to embrace.

Danny's Mom illustrates what really goes on behind the closed doors of our schools, from the perspective of the adults who are charged with keeping our children safe. It is a powerful novel that will appeal to all readers--especially parents, the millions of adults who work in our schools, and the LGBT community.
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"You think only students have to deal with bullying and backstabbing in high school? Think again." --Denver Post Friday Night Lights meets  Ordinary People when Beth Maller returns to her job as a guidance counselor at Meadow Brook High School shortly after an unspeakable family tragedy. Railing against the everyday injustices she had overlooked until her world cracked apart, Beth stirs up the moral battles being waged in her school, where administrators cling to don't-rock-the-boat policies, homophobia snakes through the halls, and mean girls practice bullying as if it were a sport. As Beth struggles to find her "new normal," she must learn to speak out--risking the very life she's embraced.

Danny's Mom shows what really can happen behind the closed doors of our schools and our homes. This unforgettable novel, "a must-read for every parent," illustrates who's really responsible when our kids get hurt--and why it's so important to find the strength and courage to do the right thing, no matter what. A great choice for book clubs.

About the Author:

Elaine Wolf, "the anti-bullying novelist," is an award-winning writer and the author of  CAMP , a young adult novel. She is a former high school teacher and public school district English language arts chairperson. The world she writes of is one she is passionate about and knows well. Visit her at authorelainewolf.com.

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