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Paper Covers Rock

eBook - 2011
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In 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780375899423
Branch Call Number: eBook--Ya & Jr High
Characteristics: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Audience: Accelerated Reader MG+ 5.7 7 144266


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ChristchurchLib Aug 06, 2013

"Afraid of being kicked out of their elite boarding school, Alex and Glenn hide the messy details about what really happened the day their friend Thomas drowned. But Glenn suspects that Miss Dovecott, their teacher (and Alex's longtime crush), knows their secret. As Glenn pressures Alex into a plan to get Miss Dovecott fired, Alex must choose between his love for his teacher and his desire to hide the ugly truth. With complicated characters and themes of friendship and guilt, this haunting, suspenseful novel will appeal to readers who like the sophisticated style of John Knowles' classic A Separate Peace and the emotional intensity of John Green's Looking for Alaska." August 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter

jessica_wirth Jun 23, 2011

Reminiscent of Crime and Punishment (though much more concise and not quite as memorable). If you enjoy the complexity of the human psyche then I would definitely give this a whirl. Written in journal form from the protagonists POV.


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