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Publisher Comments:

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist

"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat Conroy

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.

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About the Author

JENNY HUBBARD is a poet and playwright, and has taught English in both high school and college for many years. This is her first novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375989544
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Author:
Hubbard, Jenny
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
boarding school;death;young adult;grief;realistic fiction;poetry;1980s;drowning;historical fiction;friendship;fiction;ya
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.56 x 6.14 x 0.73 in 0.64 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Death and Dying
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