By Ellis, Deborah
Stephanie was the brattiest camper in Jess and Casey's cabin, but Casey couldn't really have murdered her--could she? With her best friend arrested and the town turning against her, Jess' moral dilemma might be too much for her to handle. Known for her novels about courageous you...ng people in developing countries, award-winning author Deborah Ellis has produced an incisive story about a different kind of courage. Booklist says, 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. Kirkus Reviews says, Jess grabs readers' attention and never lets it go.Read more
Known around the world for her Breadwinner series, author and humanitarian Deborah Ellis has written nearly thirty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of courage and social justice. Deborah's many awards include 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. Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
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