Synopses & Reviews
“The careful writing will hold [the] secret under wraps until the startling conclusion.” —School Library Journal
When college reporter Mike Mavic finds out that a bodys been found in the small town of Steepleton, New Jersey—four years after Christopher Creed mysteriously disappeared—he hops a plane to get the story that will undoubtedly launch his journalistic career. But what Mike finds is a strange town suffering under a cloud of bad luck. And to the unstable sixteen-year-old Justin Creed whos obsessed with his older brothers memory, discovering what really happened to Chris Creed is a matter of life and death.
"A coming-of-age tale with suspense as well as substance."—Publishers Weekly
"The end result is a satisfying psychological exploration of a social milieu as well as a sense of closure to a case that left readers wondering what ultimately happened to Christopher Creed."--Bulletin
Best friends Eddie and Alex take their usual trip up to the mountains to escape the pressures of family and school. But when Eddie disappears, Alex finds himself caught up in the adult world of suspicion, guilt, and grief.
The image of Eddie jumping over the mountain side plays and replays in Alex's mind: the last sight of his best friend, Eddie Chavez. Ditching school, the two had biked to the mountains where they often went to escape the pressures of family and school. Now Eddie has disappeaered and Alex can't find him. Alex goes for help, but finds only suspicion as police and social workers barrage him with questions. They think Eddie ran away or worse--that Alex killed him. Alex is sure Eddie is still on the mountain, injured, maybe even dead. As the situation grows beyond Alex's control, the one who came back regrets that he did.
In this devastating novel, a school shooting shatters lives on both sides of the gun. Told from the point of view of of fourteen-year-old Gray Wilton, who killed four students at his high school, as he awaits his murder trial.
“A hard-hitting and eloquent look at the impact of bullying." -School Library Journal
New town, new school, new start. Thats what fourteen-year-old Gray Wilton believes. But it doesnt take long for him to realize that there are bullies in every school, and hes always their punching bag. Their abuses escalate until Gray feels trapped and alone. He has no power at all until he enters the halls of Greenford High School with his fathers semiautomatic in hand. Nancy Garden deftly explores the cruelty of bullying and its devastating effects. In this brutal, heartbreaking story, a school shooting shatters lives on both sides of the gun.
In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award winning The Body of Christopher Creed, the fate of the missing teen is finally revealed.
About the Author
NANCY GARDEN (1938-2014) was the acclaimed author of Annie on My Mind, one of the first young adult novels to portray a lesbian relationship. She also wrote Endgame and three dozen other novels in a writing career that spanned several generations. She lived in Massachusetts.