What Happened to Cass McBride?

What Happened to Cass McBride?

By Gail Giles

Little, Brown Young Readers, Paperback, 9780316166393, 211pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

"The setting is claustrophobic, the characters are complex and the story will keep readers on the edge of their seats," KLIATT raved of this vivid, fast-paced psychological thriller in a starred review. Kyle Kirby has planned a cruel and unusual revenge on Cass McBride, the most popular girl in school, for the death of his brother David. He digs a hole. Kidnaps Cass. Puts her in a box--underground. He buries her alive. But lying in the deepest dark, Cass finds a weapon: she uses the power of words to keep her nemesis talking--and herself breathing--during the most harrowing 48 hours of her life.

About the Author
Gail Giles is the author of several books for young adults, including Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride?, and Right Behind You. About Girls Like Us, she says, I taught special ed students like Biddy and Quincy for twenty years, and I ve been wanting to tell their stories stories of courage, sometimes pain, and certainly triumph for a long time. Gail Giles lives near Houston, Texas.