OF ALL THOSE entities being blamed for recent school shooting tragedies, no one looks at the American high school itself. Those not-so-wonderful places of cliques, strivings, desires and divides. At New Pop Lit we’ve run a few stories in recent months about the pressure cookers that are high schools.
The most recent was the intense “Eighty Pounds” by Jon Berger.
Before that, we had Clint Margrave‘s powerful story about high school bullying, “The Fetus.”
We also recently ran a short story written by a current high school student, under the pseudonym A.K. Riddle. The story is called “The Professor.”
ALL THREE of these tales are must reads for those seriously wishing to understand high schools from the inside. Truth from fiction.