Wonder if it were written by David Almond. A powerful, deeply insightful middle grade novel that poignantly deals with themes of friendship, bullying, and loneliness.
Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on. Don't React. It's so simple, it just might work.
David, a boy in his class, Does React. He's branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate.
But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world.
Who sent the note? And is what it promises true--will a boy really fly?
The Icarus Show is a powerful story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.