After being brutally raped, Grady finally goes to a new high school where he meets an outgoing African American and several other students who try to help him deal with the horrible secret that is robbing him of his life.

Why had the men chosen him? Savagely violated by two strangers, sixteen-year-old Grady West retreats into silence. Some hells just can't be shared. Searing and powerful, "Target" shows that people can go through unspeakable things and emerge whole-- and sometimes your friends can save you. Another "provocative tale" ("Booklist") by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, author of "The Parallel Universe of Liars."