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Pete Hautman wrote a satirical novel about a decade ago, called "Rash," in which a spirited teenager defies the very cautious norms of "The United Safer States of America." Our hero gets sent off to a penal colony north of the Arctic Circle, where he must make pizzas all day. Without giving away too much, the system does not crush his spirit.

It's a weird book, but when well-meaning grown-ups are putting the squeeze on adventurous students, I'm glad that such books (still) exist. Hope they don't get banned. A link is here: https://www.amazon.com/Rash-Pete-Hautman/dp/0689869045




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