Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Award, 1978
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Synopses & Reviews
Gail Osburne is a normal, carefree teenager-until she starts receiving the obscene notes and threatening phone calls. "YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT. YOU'LL GET IT. AND YOU WON'T HAVE LONG TO WAIT." Gail surrounds herself with friends and family and tries to pretend that nothing is wrong. But when she comes face to face with her stalker one dark night, Gail must confront the harm he has done her-and the tragic truth that there was very little she could have done to protect herself.
Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Award
Gail can't escape the feeling that she's being watched.
Gail Osburne is living the good life in suburban Connecticut -- until she finds an obscene note in her locker. "Forget it", her friend Alison counsels. But Gail can't forget. Another note appears, and another. Then the phone calls start -- and the horrible feeling that someone, somewhere, is watching her and waiting for the chance to strike.
An updated look for the classic YA thriller from genre heavyweight Richard Peck
Sixteen-year-old Gail is living the upper-class suburban life when she begins receiving terrifying phone calls and notes in her locker. And the calls keep coming. When she's attacked by the town's golden boy everyone refuses to take action against him and his powerful family. A frightening drama that deals with heavy teen issues and the idea of justice (or lack thereof) from bestselling author Richard Peck.
About the Author
Richard Peck lives in New York City. His extensive list of honors includes the Newbery Medal, the Edgar Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Award, and the National Humanities Medal. He has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.