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Terrified of being targeted by bullies for being overweight, Lionel tries to go through grade eight attracting as little attention as possible. But he discovers something about himself: he’s fast.

Lionel takes up running. That leads to joining a running group, and being talked into trying out for the school track team. And that means attention, and bringing himself closer to the bullies he’s been avoiding. To make matters worse, he’s spending more time with the girl the worst bully of them all likes … and Lionel isn’t sure he can trust her.

Lionel is desperate to stop being scared. He’s fast, but he can’t run away from all his problems.

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