You Killed Wesley Payne

Paperback | August 7, 2012

bySean Beaudoin

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He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payneis a truly original update of classic pulp-noir filled with dark humor. Hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and power-hungry cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.
Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster,Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit ofMean GirlsandHeathersthrown in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

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He's come to do a job.A job that involves a body.A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.You Killed Wesley Payneis a truly original update of classic pulp-noir filled with dark humor. Hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to tak...

Sean Beaudoin is the author ofGoing Nowhere Fasterwhich was nominated as one of YALSA's "Best Books for Young Adults," andFade to Blue, which was called"Infinite Jestfor teens" byBooklist.His short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications. Sean's website is www.seanbeaudoin.com.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316077437

ISBN - 13:9780316077439

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"This book will entice teen readers with action, intrigue, and backstabbing, along with the more subtle undercurrents of dirty money, mafia-like dealings between the school's many social groups, and the satirical real-world parallels with high school."-VOYA