By Pete Hautman
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416913276, 170pp.
Publication Date: November 16, 2010
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"Blank Confession" is a compelling mystery that will keep readers turning pages, from National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman.
* "Masterfully written with simple prose, solid dialogue and memorable characters, the tale will grip readers from the start and keep them reading in one big gulp, in the hope of seeing behind Shayne’s mask. A sure hit with teen readers."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Hautman's skillful pacing, funny dialogue, and fully realized characters make this a taut mystery that's nearly impossible to put down."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Blank Confession’s deft and timely exploration of bullying will find an eager audience among teens searching for gripping, realistic fiction. Steer readers who appreciated Michael Harmon’s Brutal (Knopf, 2009) and Courtney Summers’s Some Girls Are (St. Martin’s, 2010) to this novel."--School Library Journal
"With lightning-fast pacing, plenty of dialogue, and a modest page count, this will be an easy sell to teens on the prowl for a quick-pick thriller. "--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
" [A] character-driven thriller."--The Horn Book