Bang is the newest teen novel from Barry Lyga. It had showed up on a couple of my Printz lists, so I knew I needed to read it before the awards in February. Our library had it on audiobook, so even better! Gun control, guns, accidental shootings, etc seem to be a very common theme in teen lit right now, and rightly so with our current ongoings. This book tackled a few different angles of guns, and in a really impactful way. It took me awhile to connect with the main character, but once I was in, I was all in. Really great book, and an excellent listen if you're an audio gal like me!
My rating: 4 stars
One shot ruined his life. Another one could end it.
Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.
Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend—Aneesa—to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past.
It took a gun to get him into this.
Now he needs a gun to get out