By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781442443143, 272pp.)
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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Now with a new trim size and a new line look, “a chilling portrait of an insecure teenager gradually relinquishing her autonomy to a religious cult” (Kirkus Reviews) from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Dorry is unbearably lonely at her new high school until she meets Angela and her circle of friends. She soon discovers they all belong to a religious group, the Fishers of Men. At first, as Dorry becomes involved with the Fishers, she is eager to fit in and flattered by her new friends’ attention. But the Fishers make harsh demands of their members, and Dorry must make greater and greater sacrifices. In demonstrating her devotion, Dorry finds herself compromising her grades, her job, and even her family's love. How much is too much? And where will the cult’s demands end?
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
"A chilling portrait of an insecure teenager gradually relinquishing her autonomy to a religious cult. "--Kirkus Reviews
"A thought-provoking, riveting novel."--School Library Journal