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Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees: 2019-2020

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A preview of the books nominated for the 2019-2020 Georgia Peach Book Award.

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Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees: 2019-2020

  1. 1. GEORGIA PEACH BOOK AWARD NOMINEES 2019-2020
  2. 2. AFTER THE SHOT DROPS / RIBAY BUNNY ACCEPTS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP ACROSS TOWN; HIS BEST FRIEND NASIR FEELS BETRAYED. BUNNY TRIES TO FIT IN WITH HIS NEW, PRIVILEGED PEERS AND NASIR SPENDS MORE TIME WITH HIS COUSIN, WALLACE, WHO IS BEING EVICTED. WHEN WALLACE MAKES A BET AGAINST BUNNY, NASIR IS FACED WITH AN IMPOSSIBLE DECISION—MAYBE A DANGEROUS ONE. TOLD FROM ALTERNATING PERSPECTIVES.
  3. 3. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE / ADEYEMI ZÉLIE ADEBOLA REMEMBERS WHEN THE SOIL OF ORÏSHA HUMMED WITH MAGIC. BURNERS IGNITED FLAMES, TIDERS BECKONED WAVES, AND ZÉLIE’S REAPER MOTHER SUMMONED FORTH SOULS. BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED THE NIGHT MAGIC DISAPPEARED. UNDER THE ORDERS OF A RUTHLESS KING, MAJI WERE KILLED, LEAVING ZÉLIE WITHOUT A MOTHER AND HER PEOPLE WITHOUT HOPE. ZÉLIE IS MAGICAL.
  4. 4. DEAR MARTIN / STONE JUSTYCE MCALLISTER IS A GOOD KID, AN HONOR STUDENT, AND ALWAYS THERE TO HELP A FRIEND—BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERS TO THE POLICE OFFICER WHO JUST PUT HIM IN HANDCUFFS. DESPITE LEAVING HIS ROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD BEHIND, HE CAN'T ESCAPE THE SCORN OF HIS FORMER PEERS OR THE RIDICULE OF HIS NEW CLASSMATES. JUSTYCE LOOKS TO THE TEACHINGS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FOR ANSWERS. BUT DO THEY HOLD UP ANYMORE? HE STARTS A JOURNAL TO DR.
  5. 5. DEVILS WITHIN / HENSON KILLING ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE EASY. BUT IT IS. IT'S THE AFTER THAT'S HARD TO DEAL WITH. NATE WAS EIGHT THE FIRST TIME HE STABBED SOMEONE; HE WAS ELEVEN WHEN HE EARNED HIS RED LACES--A PRIZE FOR SPILLING BLOOD FOR "THE CAUSE." AND HE WAS FOURTEEN WHEN HE MURDERED HIS FATHER (AND THE LEADER OF THE FORT, A NOTORIOUS WHITE SUPREMACIST COMPOUND) IN SELF-DEFENSE, LANDING IN A TREATMENT CENTER WHILE THE STATE SEARCHED FOR HIS NEXT OF KIN. NOW, IN THE CUSTODY OF AN UNCLE HE NEVER KNEW EXISTED, WHO WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM, NATE JUST WANTS TO DISAPPEAR. THEN HE MEETS BRANDON, A PERSON THE FORT CONDITIONED NATE TO DESPISE ON SIGHT. BRANDON'S THE FIRST PERSON TO TREAT HIM LIKE A HUMAN INSTEAD OF A MONSTER.
  6. 6. DREAD NATION / IRELAND JANE MCKEENE WAS BORN TWO DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD BEGAN TO WALK THE BATTLEFIELDS OF GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA—DERAILING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES AND CHANGING THE NATION FOREVER. IN THIS NEW AMERICA, SAFETY FOR ALL DEPENDS ON THE WORK OF A FEW, AND LAWS LIKE THE NATIVE AND NEGRO EDUCATION ACT REQUIRE CERTAIN CHILDREN ATTEND COMBAT SCHOOLS TO LEARN TO PUT DOWN THE DEAD. BUT THERE ARE ALSO OPPORTUNITIES—AND JANE IS STUDYING TO BECOME AN ATTENDANT, TRAINED IN BOTH WEAPONRY AND ETIQUETTE TO PROTECT THE WELL- TO-DO. IT'S A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR NEGRO GIRLS LIKE JANE. AFTER ALL, NOT EVEN BEING THE DAUGHTER OF A WEALTHY WHITE SOUTHERN WOMAN
  7. 7. FAR FROM THE TREE/ BENWAY BEING THE MIDDLE CHILD HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS. BUT FOR GRACE, AN ONLY CHILD WHO WAS ADOPTED AT BIRTH, DISCOVERING THAT SHE IS A MIDDLE CHILD IS A DIFFERENT RIDE ALTOGETHER. AFTER PUTTING HER OWN BABY UP FOR ADOPTION, SHE GOES LOOKING FOR HER BIOLOGICAL FAMILY, INCLUDING— MAYA, HER LOUDMOUTHED YOUNGER BIO SISTER, WHO HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THEIR NEWFOUND FAMILY TIES. HAVING GROWN UP THE SNARKY BRUNETTE IN A HOUSE FULL OF CHIPPER REDHEADS, SHE’S QUICK TO SEARCH FOR TRACES OF HERSELF AMONG THESE NOT-QUITE-STRANGERS. AND WHEN HER ADOPTED FAMILY’S LONG-BURIED PROBLEMS BEGIN TO EXPLODE TO THE SURFACE, MAYA CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE EXACTLY IT IS THAT SHE BELONGS. AND JOAQUIN, THEIR STOIC OLDER BIO BROTHER, WHO HAS NO INTEREST IN BONDING OVER THEIR SHARED BIOLOGICAL MOTHER. AFTER SEVENTEEN YEARS IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, HE’S LEARNED THAT THERE ARE NO HEROES, AND SECRETS AND FEARS ARE BEST KEPT CLOSE TO THE VEST, WHERE THEY CAN’T HURT ANYONE BUT HIM.
  8. 8. GIRL MADE OF STARS / BLAKE MARA AND OWEN ARE AS CLOSE AS TWINS CAN GET, SO WHEN MARA’S FRIEND HANNAH ACCUSES OWEN OF RAPE, MARA DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. CAN HER BROTHER REALLY BE GUILTY OF SUCH A VIOLENT ACT? TORN BETWEEN HER FAMILY AND HER SENSE OF RIGHT AND WRONG, MARA FEELS LOST, AND IT DOESN’T HELP THAT THINGS ARE STRAINED WITH HER EX-GIRLFRIEND, CHARLIE. AS MARA, HANNAH, AND CHARLIE COME TOGETHER IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS TERRIBLE CRIME, MARA MUST FACE A TRAUMA FROM HER OWN PAST AND DECIDE WHERE CHARLIE FITS INTO HER FUTURE. WITH SENSITIVITY AND OPENNESS, THIS TIMELY NOVEL CONFRONTS THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS SURROUNDING CONSENT, VICTIM
  9. 9. HERETICS ANONYMOUS / HENRY PUT AN ATHEIST IN A STRICT CATHOLIC SCHOOL? EXPECT COMEDY, CHAOS, AND AN INQUISITION. WHEN MICHAEL WALKS THROUGH THE DOORS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THINGS CAN’T GET MUCH WORSE. HIS DAD HAS JUST MADE THE FAMILY MOVE AGAIN, AND MICHAEL NEEDS A FRIEND. WHEN A GIRL CHALLENGES THEIR TEACHER IN CLASS, MICHAEL THINKS HE MIGHT HAVE FOUND ONE, AND A FELLOW ATHEIST AT THAT. ONLY THIS GIRL, LUCY, ISN’T JUST CATHOLIC . . . SHE WANTS TO BE A PRIEST. LUCY INTRODUCES MICHAEL TO OTHER ST. CLARE’S OUTCASTS, AND HE OFFICIALLY JOINS HERETICS ANONYMOUS, WHERE HE CAN BE AN ATHEIST, LUCY CAN BE AN OUTSPOKEN FEMINIST, AVI CAN BE JEWISH AND GAY, MAX CAN WEAR WHATEVER HE WANTS, AND EDEN CAN PRACTICE PAGANISM. MICHAEL ENCOURAGES THE HERETICS TO GO FROM SECRET SOCIETY TO REBELS INTENT ON EXPOSING THE SCHOOL’S HYPOCRISIES ONE STUNT AT A TIME. BUT WHEN MICHAEL TAKES ONE MISSION TOO FAR—PUTTING THE OTHER HERETICS AT RISK—HE MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO FIGHT FOR HIS OWN FREEDOM OR RELY ON FAITH, WHATEVER THAT MEANS, IN GOD, HIS FRIENDS, OR HIMSELF.
  10. 10. I AM STILL ALIVE / MARSHALL AFTER: JESS IS ALONE. HER CABIN HAS BURNED TO THE GROUND. SHE KNOWS IF SHE DOESN’T ACT FAST, THE COLD WILL KILL HER BEFORE SHE HAS TIME TO WORRY ABOUT FOOD. BUT SHE IS STILL ALIVE—FOR NOW. BEFORE: JESS HADN’T SEEN HER SURVIVALIST, OFF-THE-GRID DAD IN OVER A DECADE. BUT AFTER A CAR CRASH KILLED HER MOTHER AND LEFT HER INJURED, SHE WAS FORCED TO MOVE TO HIS CABIN IN THE REMOTE CANADIAN WILDERNESS. JUST AS JESS WAS BEGINNING TO GET TO KNOW HIM, A SECRET FROM HIS PAST PAID THEM A VISIT, LEAVING HER FATHER DEAD AND JESS STRANDED. AFTER: WITH ONLY HER FATHER’S DOG FOR COMPANY, JESS MUST FORAGE AND HUNT FOR FOOD, BUILD SHELTER, AND KEEP HERSELF WARM. SOME DAYS IT FEELS LIKE THE WILD IS OUT TO DESTROY HER, BUT SHE’S STRONGER THAN SHE EVER IMAGINED. JESS WILL SURVIVE. SHE HAS TO. SHE KNOWS WHO KILLED HER FATHER…AND SHE WANTS REVENGE.
  11. 11. IN OTHER LANDS / BRENNAN THE BORDERLANDS AREN’T LIKE ANYWHERE ELSE. DON’T TRY TO SMUGGLE A PHONE OR ANY OTHER PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY OVER THE WALL THAT MARKS THE BORDER ― UNLESS YOU ENJOY A FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN YOUR BACKPACK. (BALLPOINT PENS ARE OKAY.) THERE ARE ELVES, HARPIES, AND ― BEST OF ALL AS FAR AS ELLIOT IS CONCERNED ― MERMAIDS. "WHAT’S YOUR NAME?" "SERENE." "SERENA?" ELLIOT ASKED. "SERENE," SAID SERENE. "MY FULL NAME IS SERENE-HEART-IN-THE-CHAOS-OF-BATTLE." ELLIOT’S MOUTH FELL OPEN. ELLIOT? WHO’S ELLIOT? ELLIOT IS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. HE’S SMART AND JUST A TINY BIT OBNOXIOUS. SOMETIMES MORE THAN A TINY BIT. WHEN HIS CLASS GOES ON A FIELD TRIP AND HE CAN SEE A WALL THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE, HE IS GIVEN THE CHANCE TO GO TO SCHOOL IN THE BORDERLANDS. IT TURNS OUT THAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL, CLASSES INVOLVE A LOT MORE WEAPONRY AND FITNESS TRAINING AND FEWER MERMAIDS THAN HE EXPECTED. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE’S SERENE-HEART-IN-THE-CHAOS-OF-BATTLE, AN ELVEN WARRIOR WHO IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ANYONE ELLIOT HAS EVER SEEN, AND THEN THERE’S HER HUMAN FRIEND LUKE: SUNNY, BLOND, AND ANNOYINGLY LIKEABLE. THERE ARE LOTS OF INTERESTING BOOKS. THERE’S EVEN THE CHANCE ELLIOT MIGHT BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE WORLD. IN OTHER LANDS IS A NOVEL ABOUT SURVIVING FOUR YEARS IN THE MOST UNUSUAL OF SCHOOLS, ABOUT FRIENDSHIP, FALLING IN LOVE, DIPLOMACY, AND FINDING YOUR OWN PLACE IN THE WORLD ― EVEN IF IT MEANS GIVING UP YOUR PHONE.
  12. 12. THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE / JAMES THE DAUGHTER OF TWO ASTRONAUTS, ROMY SILVERS IS NO STRANGER TO LIFE IN SPACE. BUT SHE NEVER KNEW HOW ISOLATING THE UNIVERSE COULD BE UNTIL HER PARENTS' TRAGIC DEATHS LEFT HER ALONE ON THE INFINITY, A SPACESHIP SPEEDING AWAY FROM EARTH. ROMY TRIES TO MAKE THE BEST OF HER LONELY SITUATION, BUT WITH ONLY BRIEF MESSAGES FROM HER THERAPIST ON EARTH TO KEEP HER COMPANY, SHE CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS MISSING. IT SEEMS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE WHEN NASA ALERTS HER THAT ANOTHER SHIP, THE ETERNITY, WILL BE JOINING THE INFINITY. ROMY BEGINS EXCHANGING MESSAGES WITH J, THE COMMANDER OF THE ETERNITY, AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO HER WORLD. BUT AS THE ETERNITY GETS CLOSER, ROMY LEARNS THERE'S MORE TO J'S MISSION THAN SHE COULD HAVE IMAGINED. AND SUDDENLY, THERE ARE WORSE THINGS THAN BEING ALONE....
  13. 13. MARY’S MONSTER: LOVE, MADNESS, AND HOW MARY SHELLEY CREATED FRANKENSTEIN JUDGE PAIRING FREE VERSE WITH OVER THREE HUNDRED PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, MARY’S MONSTER IS A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF MARY SHELLEY, THE PREGNANT TEENAGE RUNAWAY WHO BECAME ONE OF THE GREATEST AUTHORS OF ALL TIME. LEGEND IS CORRECT THAT MARY SHELLEY BEGAN PENNING FRANKENSTEIN IN ANSWER TO A DARE TO WRITE A GHOST STORY. WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW, HOWEVER, IS THAT THE SEEDS OF HER NOVEL HAD BEEN PLANTED LONG BEFORE THAT NIGHT. BY AGE NINETEEN, SHE HAD BEEN DISOWNED BY HER FAMILY, WAS LIVING IN SCANDAL WITH A MARRIED MAN, AND HAD LOST HER BABY DAUGHTER JUST DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH. MARY POURED HER GRIEF, PAIN, AND PASSION INTO THE POWERFUL BOOK STILL REVERED TWO
  14. 14. NOW IS EVERYTHING / GILES THE MCCAULEYS LOOK PERFECT ON THE OUTSIDE. BUT NOTHING IS EVER AS IT SEEMS, AND THIS FAMILY IS HIDING A DARK SECRET. HADLEY MCCAULEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP HER SISTER SAFE FROM THEIR FATHER. BUT WHEN HADLEY'S FORBIDDEN RELATIONSHIP WITH CHARLIE SIMMONS DEEPENS, THE VIOLENCE AT HOME ESCALATES, CULMINATING IN AN EXPLOSIVE ACCIDENT THAT WILL LEAVE EVERYONE CHANGED. WHEN HADLEY ATTEMPTS TO TAKE HER OWN LIFE AT THE HOSPITAL POST-ACCIDENT, HER FRIENDS, DOCTORS, FAMILY, AND THE INVESTIGATOR ON THE CASE WANT TO KNOW WHY. ONLY HADLEY KNOWS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THAT DAY, AND SHE'S NOT TALKING.
  15. 15. PITCH DARK / ALAMEDA LOST TO TIME, TUCK MORGAN AND HIS CREW HAVE SLEPT IN STASIS ABOARD THE USS JOHN MUIR FOR CENTURIES. THEIR SHIP HARBORS A CHUNK OF EARTH, WHICH UNBEKNOWNST TO THEM, IS THE LAST HOPE FOR THE FAILING HUMAN RACE. LAURA CRUZ IS A SHIPRAIDER SEARCHING THE GALAXY FOR THE HISTORY THAT WAS SCATTERED TO THE STARS. ONCE HER FAMILY LOCATES THE JOHN MUIR AND ITS PRECIOUS CARGO, THEY ARE CERTAIN HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS SAVED. WHEN TUCK'S AND LAURA’S WORLDS COLLIDE―LITERALLY―THE TWO TEENS MUST OUTWIT THEIR ENEMIES, EVADE BRUTAL MONSTERS THAT KILL WITH SOUND, AND WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE THE JOHN MUIR . . . AND THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE.
  16. 16. THE POET X / ACEVEDO XIOMARA BATISTA FEELS UNHEARD AND UNABLE TO HIDE IN HER HARLEM NEIGHBORHOOD. EVER SINCE HER BODY GREW INTO CURVES, SHE HAS LEARNED TO LET HER FISTS AND HER FIERCENESS DO THE TALKING. BUT XIOMARA HAS PLENTY SHE WANTS TO SAY, AND SHE POURS ALL HER FRUSTRATION AND PASSION ONTO THE PAGES OF A LEATHER NOTEBOOK, RECITING THE WORDS TO HERSELF LIKE PRAYERS— ESPECIALLY AFTER SHE CATCHES FEELINGS FOR A BOY IN HER BIO CLASS NAMED AMAN, WHO HER FAMILY CAN NEVER KNOW ABOUT. WITH MAMI’S DETERMINATION TO FORCE HER DAUGHTER TO OBEY THE LAWS OF THE CHURCH, XIOMARA UNDERSTANDS THAT HER THOUGHTS ARE BEST KEPT TO HERSELF. SO WHEN SHE IS INVITED TO JOIN HER SCHOOL’S SLAM POETRY CLUB, SHE DOESN’T KNOW HOW SHE COULD EVER ATTEND WITHOUT HER MAMI FINDING OUT. BUT SHE STILL CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT PERFORMING HER POEMS. BECAUSE IN THE FACE OF A WORLD THAT MAY NOT WANT TO HEAR HER,
  17. 17. THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER / WANG PARIS, AT THE DAWN OF THE MODERN AGE: PRINCE SEBASTIAN IS LOOKING FOR A BRIDE―OR RATHER, HIS PARENTS ARE LOOKING FOR ONE FOR HIM. SEBASTIAN IS TOO BUSY HIDING HIS SECRET LIFE FROM EVERYONE. AT NIGHT HE PUTS ON DARING DRESSES AND TAKES PARIS BY STORM AS THE FABULOUS LADY CRYSTALLIA―THE HOTTEST FASHION ICON IN THE WORLD CAPITAL OF FASHION! SEBASTIAN’S SECRET WEAPON (AND BEST FRIEND) IS THE BRILLIANT DRESSMAKER FRANCES―ONE OF ONLY TWO PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH: SOMETIMES THIS BOY WEARS DRESSES. BUT FRANCES DREAMS OF GREATNESS, AND BEING SOMEONE’S SECRET WEAPON MEANS BEING A SECRET. FOREVER. HOW LONG CAN FRANCES DEFER HER DREAMS TO
  18. 18. SEAFIRE / PARKER AFTER HER FAMILY IS KILLED BY CORRUPT WARLORD ARIC ATHAIR AND HIS BLOODTHIRSTY ARMY OF BULLETS, CALEDONIA STYX IS LEFT TO CHART HER OWN COURSE ON THE DANGEROUS AND DEADLY SEAS. SHE CAPTAINS HER SHIP, THE MORS NAVIS, WITH A CREW OF GIRLS AND WOMEN JUST LIKE HER, WHO HAVE LOST THEIR FAMILIES AND HOMES BECAUSE OF ARIC AND HIS MEN. THE CREW HAS ONE MISSION: STAY ALIVE, AND TAKE DOWN ARIC'S ARMED AND ARMORED FLEET. BUT WHEN CALEDONIA'S BEST FRIEND AND SECOND-IN-COMMAND BARELY SURVIVES AN ATTACK THANKS TO HELP FROM A BULLET LOOKING TO DEFECT, CALEDONIA FINDS HERSELF QUESTIONING WHETHER TO LET HIM JOIN THEIR CREW. IS THIS BOY THE KEY TO TAKING DOWN ARIC ATHAIR ONCE AND FOR ALL...OR WILL HE THREATEN EVERYTHING THE WOMEN OF THE MORS NAVIS HAVE WORKED FOR?
  19. 19. THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ / SPALDING SEVENTEEN, FASHION-OBSESSED, AND GAY, ABBY IVES HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTENT PLAYING THE SIDEKICK IN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES. WHILE HER FRIENDS AND SISTER HAVE PLUNGED HEADFIRST INTO THE WORLD OF DATING AND ROMANCES, ABBY’S BEEN HAPPY TO FOCUS ON HER PLUS-SIZE STYLE BLOG AND HER DREAMS OF TAKING THE FASHION INDUSTRY BY STORM. WHEN SHE LANDS A GREAT INTERNSHIP AT HER FAVORITE BOUTIQUE, SHE’S THRILLED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD HER DREAM CAREER. THEN SHE FALLS FOR HER FELLOW INTERN, JORDI PEREZ. HARD. AND NOW SHE’S COMPETING AGAINST THE GIRL SHE’S KISSING TO WIN THE COVETED PAID JOB AT THE END OF THE INTERNSHIP. BUT REALLY, NOTHING THIS SUMMER IS GOING AS PLANNED. SHE ALSO UNWITTINGLY BECOMES FRIENDS WITH JAX, A LACROSSEPLAYING BRO-TYPE WHO WANTS HER HELP FINDING THE BEST BURGER IN LOS ANGELES, AND SHE’S STRUGGLING TO PROVE TO HER MOTHER—THE CITY’S CELEBRITY HEALTH NUT—THAT SHE’S PERFECTLY CONTENT WITH WHO SHE IS. JUST AS ABBY STARTS TO FEEL LIKE SHE’S NO LONGER THE SIDEKICK IN HER OWN LIFE, JORDI’S PHOTOGRAPHY SURPRISINGLY PUTS HER IN THE SPOTLIGHT. INSTEAD OF FEELING LIKE SHE’S LANDED A STARRING ROLE, ABBY FEELS BETRAYED. CAN ABBY FIND A WAY TO RECONCILE HER POSITIVE YET PRIVATE SENSE OF SELF WITH THE IMAGE OTHERS HAVE OF HER?
  20. 20. TRULY DEVIOUS: A MYSTERY / JOHNSON ELLINGHAM ACADEMY IS A FAMOUS PRIVATE SCHOOL IN VERMONT FOR THE BRIGHTEST THINKERS, INVENTORS, AND ARTISTS. IT WAS FOUNDED BY ALBERT ELLINGHAM, AN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY TYCOON, WHO WANTED TO MAKE A WONDERFUL PLACE FULL OF RIDDLES, TWISTING PATHWAYS, AND GARDENS. “A PLACE,” HE SAID, “WHERE LEARNING IS A GAME.” SHORTLY AFTER THE SCHOOL OPENED, HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE KIDNAPPED. THE ONLY REAL CLUE WAS A MOCKING RIDDLE LISTING METHODS OF MURDER, SIGNED WITH THE FRIGHTENING PSEUDONYM “TRULY, DEVIOUS.” IT BECAME ONE OF THE GREAT UNSOLVED CRIMES OF AMERICAN HISTORY. TRUE-CRIME AFICIONADO STEVIE BELL IS SET TO BEGIN HER FIRST YEAR AT ELLINGHAM ACADEMY, AND SHE HAS AN AMBITIOUS PLAN: SHE WILL SOLVE THIS COLD CASE. THAT IS, SHE WILL SOLVE THE CASE WHEN SHE GETS A GRIP ON HER DEMANDING NEW SCHOOL LIFE AND HER HOUSEMATES: THE INVENTOR, THE NOVELIST, THE ACTOR, THE ARTIST, AND THE JOKESTER. BUT SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING. TRULY DEVIOUS MAKES A SURPRISE RETURN, AND DEATH REVISITS ELLINGHAM
  21. 21. THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL / GOO CLARA SHIN LIVES FOR PRANKS AND DISRUPTION. WHEN SHE TAKES ONE JOKE TOO FAR, HER DAD SENTENCES HER TO A SUMMER WORKING ON HIS FOOD TRUCK, THE KOBRA, ALONGSIDE HER UPTIGHT CLASSMATE ROSE CARVER. NOT THE CAREFREE SUMMER CLARA HAD IMAGINED. BUT MAYBE ROSE ISN'T SO BAD. MAYBE THE BOY NAMED HAMLET (YES, HAMLET) CRUSHING ON HER IS PRETTY CUTE. MAYBE CLARA ACTUALLY FEELS INVESTED IN HER DAD’S BUSINESS. WHAT IF TAKING THIS SUMMER SERIOUSLY MEANS THAT CLARA HAS TO LEAVE HER OLD SELF BEHIND? THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL IS A STORY OF FALLING IN LOVE AND FINDING YOURSELF IN THE PLACES
  22. 22. BOOK COVERS AND SUMMARIES ADAPTED FROM AMAZON.COM DR. CHERYL YOUSE COLQUITT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, NORMAN PARK, GA

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