Anthony Breznican may be a first-time novelist, but he's been writing for a long, long time. He was an entertainment reporter for the Associated Press and USA Today, and he's currently a senior staff writer at Entertainment Weekly.
Breznican's first work of fiction is a dark, coming of age story called "Brutal Youth," a stark look at bullying at a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania.
Here's what legendary novelist Stephen King had to say about the book:
"If you thought high school was hell, has Anthony Breznican got a story for you... By turns funny and terrifying, 'Brutal Youth' is an unputdownable tour-de-force, a 'Rebel Without a Cause' for the 21st century."
Breznican spoke with Take Two about "Brutal Youth."
To celebrate the launch of "Brutal Youth," the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles will present a screening of coming-of-age films on June 20-22, hosted by Anthony Breznican. Find out more here.