By Sara Grant
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780316085953, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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I've lit a fuse and I'm waiting for the explosion.
All her life, sixteen-year-old Neva has lived in Homeland, completely cut off from the rest of the world.
All her life, she has been told everything beyond is an unlivable wasteland.
All this time, the government has fed her nothing but lies.
Now, Neva keeps a tattered notebook under her mattress and fills it with the names of The Missing, those who have vanished with no explanation.
Now, she and her best friend, Sanna, plan a secret Dark Party to recruit members for their underground rebellion.
The group begins to uncover horrifying truths. But can Neva break through the secrecy that has shrouded her whole life? Or will she and her friends become part of The Missing?
Sara Grant was born in a small town in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and has a master's degree in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She lives in London with her British husband.
Dark Parties was written while Sara cruised along the snowy Norwegian fjords, traveled on trains through England, and flew across the Atlantic to see her family and friends, but mostly while she curled up on her sofa, wearing her favorite James Taylor concert T-shirt. This is her first novel. Sara's website is www.sara-grant.com.
"A quick, entertaining read."—Kirkus
"The heart-pounding rush of twists...will induce extreme page turning."—Booklist
"With vivid imagery and realistically portrayed teen angst and emotions, Grant creates a believable, if horrifying, world peopled with interesting and well developed characters...Grant is a debut author to watch."—Library Media Connection