Pressure - Jeff Strand This is yet another hit by Jeff Strand!
This story focuses on pressure. The opening scene involves some peer pressure between teen boys. From there this story is full steam ahead and don't even think about putting on the brakes.

Alex is sent to a school for troubled kids, even though he's not really troubled. He meets his new roommates Darren (the quiet scribbler), Pete and Jeremy. Little does he know that one of these people is going to change his life forever.

Mr. Strand's trademark sense of humor shows up throughout this story and sometimes it's a welcome break from the stress and the Pressure.
Be sure you have some time available when you start this book!
Highly recommended.