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When he was nine, Kip set another child on fire. Now, after years in a juvenile ward, he is ready for a fresh start, but the ghosts of his past soon demand justice, and he must reveal his painful secret. How can Kip tell anyone that he really is--or was--a murderer?

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"'Giles (What Happened to Cass McBride?) returns with another riveting nail-biter. Kip and his father live a spartan life in Alaska until nine-year-old Kip, in a jealous rage, sets a neighboring boy afire, killing him. Put in a psychiatric hospital for criminal juveniles, he is released four and a half years later and moves to Indiana with his father and new stepmother. Kip and his family assume new identities (Kip now goes by Wade). As Wade, who is by all accounts observant, articulate and intelligent, struggles with the sins of his past and finding his place in the outside world, he becomes a star swimmer at the school and even gets a girlfriend, who he nicknames 'Absolutely Cutest.' However, one drunken evening, Wade reveals his secret to his friends and soon after he and his family are forced to relocate once more, this time to Texas. There he finds a kindred spirit in his new neighbor Sam, a beautiful girl who considers herself to be 'damaged goods' of a sort, as well. This story explores, with sympathy and compassion, the nature of guilt, atonement and forgiveness. As Giles delicately handles these delicate issues and questions ('Do you get to kill someone and say, 'Oh, really sorry now,' and everything is fine?'), readers should be glued to Wade's story, hoping for his redemption. Ages 15-up. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316166362
Author:
Giles, Gail
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
7.28x5.60x1.02 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
15-22

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Product details 292 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316166362 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Giles (What Happened to Cass McBride?) returns with another riveting nail-biter. Kip and his father live a spartan life in Alaska until nine-year-old Kip, in a jealous rage, sets a neighboring boy afire, killing him. Put in a psychiatric hospital for criminal juveniles, he is released four and a half years later and moves to Indiana with his father and new stepmother. Kip and his family assume new identities (Kip now goes by Wade). As Wade, who is by all accounts observant, articulate and intelligent, struggles with the sins of his past and finding his place in the outside world, he becomes a star swimmer at the school and even gets a girlfriend, who he nicknames 'Absolutely Cutest.' However, one drunken evening, Wade reveals his secret to his friends and soon after he and his family are forced to relocate once more, this time to Texas. There he finds a kindred spirit in his new neighbor Sam, a beautiful girl who considers herself to be 'damaged goods' of a sort, as well. This story explores, with sympathy and compassion, the nature of guilt, atonement and forgiveness. As Giles delicately handles these delicate issues and questions ('Do you get to kill someone and say, 'Oh, really sorry now,' and everything is fine?'), readers should be glued to Wade's story, hoping for his redemption. Ages 15-up. (Sept.)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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