Synopses & Reviews
In Mason's novels teenagers must make decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. Hale High a.k.a. Hell High--the alternative high school in town--is the physical center that unites the characters; it is a brilliant device that draws teen readers and also gives the author enormous creative scope. Written in the language of today's youth, the novels examine the psychological motivations of the teens under pressure--teens from different socio-economic backgrounds, different interests, and varied intellectual abilities. The characters are divided by their fundamental moral decency--or lack of it--and by their assumption of roles as the passive victim or the active changemaker. Get A Clue Hell High places Sky, a senior, at the heart of an exchange student mystery and action story about political unrest in Southeast Asia, rebels, and violent protests stateside. Caught in the web of external mystery, while introspectively dealing with peer pressure, self appraisal, and family and social relationships, Mason's heroic young adults are involved in action sequences that propel the reader to each book's end.
High school senior, Sky, is at the center of an exchange student mystery and action story about political unrest in Southeast Asia, rebels, and violent protests stateside.