All Press Releases for November 15, 2005

Before they were HAWKS: Birth of the Malevolent Philosophy, a novel by Alex Hutchinson

Suicidal at sixteen, life had never been worse for James Ballum. A bullied high school sophomore with a sleepwalking problem, James is developing a plan to take revenge against his tormentors.

    Before they were HAWKS

/24-7PressRelease/ - ORLANDO, FL, November 15, 2005 - What if Harry Potter went to Columbine? The HAWKS Foundation would likely be the result of such an unusual juxtapostion. Alex Hutchinson starts his vivid storytelling with Before they were HAWKS the first book in this gritty series. Much like Harry Potter's friends the HAWKS are a teenage group of complex yet endearing characters, each with his own personal struggle. What makes them different from normal high school kids is a deep underlying angst that provokes a need for revenge. It is this part of the adolescent psyche that makes the story compelling. With the shadow of Columbine continuing to haunt parents across America, the author had the courage to give sincere examples that demonstrate how such extreme situations come to fruition. Understanding the world from the HAWKS perspective leaves the reader amazed that the horrifying events of Columbine aren't happening every day. While Hutchinson claims that these stories are based on his childhood experiences, we can only hope that his dark recollections were isolated incidents and not the start of a larger trend to come.

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Alex Hutchinson is an award winning Poet and Novelist. He is the author of Virgin Gloves, Backyard Empire and Before they were HAWKS: Birth of the Malevolent Philosophy. All of his book are available at

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