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  • ISBN: 9781644210826 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1644210827 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 185 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, [2021]

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General Note:
"Triangle Square Books for Young Readers"
Summary, etc.:
A high school outcast finds herself in charge of ... Read More
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14. Seven Stories Press.
Subject: Student newspapers and periodicals > Fiction.
Journalism > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2021 September

    Gr 6 Up—Fifteen-year-old Lisa Rives seems to want for nothing. Her lovely house, beauty queen–turned–realtor mom, and engineer dad paint a picture-perfect life in Beachside, AL. But the truth is that her parents are always arguing about a mysterious person named Denice, and her mother is concerned that Lisa is antisocial. An introvert who prefers journalism over friends, Lisa doesn't dress or carry herself in a way that pleases her Southern social butterfly mom; Lisa dons dark baggy clothes year-round and hides behind her long black hair. Her best friend Preethy is the only one who seems to understand. Wanting to promote truth and honesty in a world of skewed realities, Lisa becomes the editor of her high school newspaper, but she has no idea what she's in for: She nearly ruins the outcome for her school election and appears on CNN as the youngest member of the press to have witnessed a modern-day prison execution. Peppered with a diverse cast of characters, this novel tackles sexual harassment, the death sentence vs. life without parole, and the reliability of social and news media. VERDICT Fans of thrillers and truth-seeking protagonists will enjoy this fast-paced coming-of-age read, which lends a voice to the call for a more conscious society.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden M.S., Newport News, VA

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