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Fourteen year-old Hamish doesn't simply do terrible things,
he is committed to the belief that violence is the solution
to the obstacles in life. But Hamish is also extremely
smart, and extremely self-aware. And he considers everyone
around him--the other institutionalized boys, his teachers
and wardens, the whole world--as sheep, blindly following
society's rules, unaware of what really dictates our
existence. Hamish's heroes, like Alexander the Great,
understood that violence drives us all.
mesmerizing journal entries, Violence 101 paints a
disturbing yet utterly compelling picture of an extremely
bright, extremely misguided adolescent who must navigate a
world that encourages aggressive behavior at every turn, but
then struggles to help a young man who doesn't know where to
draw the line between appropriate and inappropriate
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