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Positive Messages Pete lies to the police and his parents but he mostly has a positive relationship with them otherwise. Raymond is bullied and teased. Raymond believes his rabbit speaks to him. Pete's father, a police officer, tells him what is going on with the investigation even though it's described as "totally inappropriate.
A celebrity tries to fake her kidnapping so she can make her parents pay a ransom. Two homosexual teens want to hide their relationship.
Violence Raymond's rabbit is decapitated and its head impaled on a rusty nail on a gate. A group of teens steal and smash Pete's bike, then chase him.
An older boy threatens him by squeezing his neck until he almost passes out, and by holding a box cutter against his face and telling him "I'll cut your f--king tongue out. The same boy cuts his boyfriend's leg with the knife during an argument.
Police find bloodied clothes, a burned-out car, and later a girl's naked dead body in the river. A drugged-out teen attacks a girl and ends up killing her.
He later hangs himself, the result of which is graphically described. Sex A girl takes off her clothes and straddles a boy's lap, but he realizes she is drunk. She gets upset when he tells her he doesn't think they should have sex; she says he's "making her feel like a whore. A girl sleeps with a carnival worker she just met.
A boy tacks up naked pictures from the Internet of a celebrity all over his bedroom wall. Language Lots of British curse words: The group also partied with "stolen cigarettes and bottles of booze" when they were younger , "getting drunk, getting sick, getting overexcited. Nicole gets so drunk she can't remember if she slept with two guys the previous night. A carnival worker is rumored to drug girls and have sex with them. Pauly offers "Vodka Kick" and "blow.
After all that, other iffy behavior seems rather tame: Another disturbing element is the main character's apathy toward his own life and others'. When Pete learns his friend killed a girl, he notes, "I just didn't care. I know that probably sounds pretty callous, but the simple truth is -- I didn't like [her]. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.