The Believing Game by Eireann CorriganThe Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan

The Believing Game

byEireann Corrigan

Hardcover | December 1, 2012

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A private academy. A cult leader. A girl caught in the middle.

After Greer Cannon discovers that shoplifting can be a sport, and sex can be a superpower, her parents pack her up and send her off to McCracken Hill-a cloistered academy for troubled teens. At McCracken, Greer chafes under the elaborate systems and self-help lingo of therapeutic education. Then Greer meets Addison Bradley. A handsome, charismatic local, Addison seems almost as devoted to Greer as he is to the 12 steps. When he introduces Greer to his mentor, David, she finds herself captivated by the older man's calm wisdom. Finally, Greer feels understood.

But Greer starts to question: Where has David come from? What does he want in return for his guidance? The more she digs, the more his lies are exposed. When David's influence over Addison edges them all closer to danger, Greer decides to confront them both. Suddenly, she finds herself on the outside of David's circle. And swiftly, she discovers it's not safe there.

Eireann Corrigan is the author of the poetry memoir You Remind Me of You and the novels Splintering, Ordinary Ghosts, and Accomplice, which Publishers Weekly called "haunting and provocative" in a starred review. She lives in New Jersey.
Title:The Believing GameFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.52 × 5.71 × 1.27 inPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545299837

ISBN - 13:9780545299831


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Ordinary Ghosts" exceptionally wellwritten story." -Library Media Connection, starred review"Corrigan has created a convincing male protagonist who should captivate either gender. This Ghost is a haunting read, sure to linger." -Kirkus Reviews"This memorable novel will capture older teens with its realistic, fully developed characters who come of age on the page." -BooklistPraise for Accomplice*"Corrigan delivers an addictive cautionary tale in this twisted unraveling of mean girl machinations...haunting and provocative." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Complex, heart-wrenchingly plausible." -Booklist"A dark page-turner with a satisfying resolution." -Kirkus Reviews