By Francine Prose
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060080815, 336pp.)
Publication Date: March 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The shootings in Pleasant Valley were fifty miles away, but at Central High a grief and crisis counselor is hired, security is increased, and privileges are being taken away.
No one knows why.
If you break the new rules the punishment is severe. And the rules keep changing every day.
School feels like a prison.
It's for their protection, yet fifteen-year-old Tom Bishop and his friends learn that things are far more sinister than they seem. Students and teachers begin disappearing.
There's no way to stop it.
Nationally best-selling and acclaimed author Francine Prose has written a haunting novel about what happens when protection goes too far and what it means to have freedom extinguished -- in the name of safety.
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