Fall from Grace
By Charles Benoit
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780061947070, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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"I need you to steal something for me."
Grace always has a plan. There's her plan to get famous, her plan to get rich, andabove allher plan to have fun.
Sawyer has plenty of plans, too. Plans made for him by his mother, his father, his girlfriend. Maybe they aren't his plans, but they are plans.
When Sawyer meets Grace, he wonders if he should come up with a few plans himself. Plans about what he actually wants to be, plans to speak his own mind for a change, plans to maybe help Grace with a little art theft.
Wait a minuteplans to what?
From Charles Benoit, acclaimed author of you, comes a witty and unsettling tale of two high school seniors planning the job of a lifetime.
Charles Benoit is a former high school teacher and the Edgar Award-nominated author of three adult mystery novels and the teen novel Fall From Grace. He lives in Rochester, New York.
Benoit’s fast pacing, spot-on dialogue, and plot twists keep readers guessing about Grace ...rooting for Sawyer, and pondering questions about freedom, choice, and integrity in human connections.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A satisfying piece of teen noir.
The story is clever and original...[it] should find a rapt audience.
-School Library Journal
“A shattering, gut-wrenching novel. Pick it up and you won’t put it down!”
-Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone