Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in
Published: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Pajama Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0986949507
ISBN - 13: 9780986949500
From the Publisher
A person doesn''t have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it''s enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame. Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn''t the kind of girl who would be stuck in a town like Galloway the rest of her life. She was really going places. And nobody knew this better than Jess, Casey''s best friend. So how could a girl like Casey be arrested for the murder of a young camper under her care... Jess believes her friend is innocent and that the real killer will be caught; but in the meantime, she finds herself the reluctant center of attention. After all, she was also a counselor in Cabin Three. Jess must know something...right? Readers will readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences.
About the Author
"Deborah Ellis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children, including the Breadwinner trilogy; The Heaven Shop; I Am a Taxi; Lunch With Lenin; and No Safe Place. Deborah says of the characters she creates, ""Courage interests me - when we have it, when we don''t, and how we make the decision to be brave or cowardly. There''s a lot we can''t control, but we can control our choices. Make them deliberately. Make them with thought and with courage."" A peace activist, feminist, and humanitarian, Deborah has won many national and international awards for her books, including the Governor General''s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Library Association''s Notable List and the Jane Addams Children''s Book Award. In 2010, she received The Ontario Library Association President''s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario."
This intelligent mystery is a complete 180 from the author''s leprosy-in-India tale, No Ordinary Day (2011), but is similar in how its impact sneaks up on you . . . The unreliability of Jess'' first-person account becomes increasingly obvious as we learn the depths of Jess'' jealousy and the dubiousness of her morals. The mystery here is not just a whodunit but how loyalty and betrayal can rest along such a razor''s edge.