Dark Side (Lorimer SideStreets) (Library Binding)
Emerson Yeung seems to have every reason to be happy--he gets good grades, has some friends and has a part-time job. But his parents' pressure to be the perfect son and his father's physical abuse have made him depressed. When his phone is stolen and used to post racist threats online, Emerson gets suspended from school and is investigated by the police. Not seeing any way out of his situation, he plans to commit suicide. But Emerson manages to find help and to gain the strength he needs to deal with his life.