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Walter, Virginia.
New York : Delacorte, 1998.
ISBN 0385326866
Robbie is a 12-year-old loner.  He only has one good friend but his parents have told him not to hang around with Ruben.  Robbie is not a gang member or part of the popular crowd.  He is a geeky little kid who doesn't stand out at all.  Until one day.  A day that will change things forever.  Robbie's birthday.  The day that Robbie takes his father's gun to the local store.  The day Robbie walks in and shoots the store owner.  Why does this happen?  People all around Robbie struggle with this question.  What makes a 13-year-old a murderer?
SUBJECTS:     Emotional problems -- Fiction.
                        Murder -- Fiction.
                        Violence -- Fiction.


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