Paper Covers Rock
By Jenny Hubbard
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385740555, 183pp.)
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
List Price: $16.99*
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"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--PAT CONROY
""Paper Covers Rock" is dazzling in its intensity and intelligence, spell-binding in its terrible beauty." --KATHI APPELT, author of the Newbery Honor Book The Underneath
Sixteen-year-old Alex has just begun his junior year at a boys' boarding school when he fails to save a friend from drowning in a river on campus. Afraid to reveal the whole truth, Alex and Glenn, who was also involved, decide to lie. But the boys weren't the only ones at the river that day . . . and they soon learn that every decision has a consequence.
A William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist
A "Booklist "Editors' Choice
A "Horn Book" Fanfare
A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year
A "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start Author
A "Booklist "Top 10 First Novel for Youth
An ABC Top 10 New Voices Selection
* "The poignant first-person narration is a deftly woven mixture of confessional entries, class assignments, poems, and letters. . . . A] tense dictation of secrets, lies, manipulation, and the ambiguity of honor." --"The Horn Book Magazine," Starred
* "In the tradition of John Knowles's "A Separate Peace." . . . A powerful, ambitious debut." --"Publishers Weekly," Starred
* "Those who are looking for something to ponder will enjoy this compelling read." --School Library Journal," Starred
* "This novel introduces Hubbard as a bright light to watch on the YA literary scene." --"Booklist," Starred.