By Mary Hooper
(Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781582347936, 176pp.)
Publication Date: September 2002
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It's a difficult time for Amy--her two best friends have abandoned her and she's feeling lonely and vulnerable. Then, she meets Zed in an internet chat room and their online relationship quickly develops. Amy is thrilled to consider him her boyfriend. But is Zed the person he claims to be? Against her own better judgement and despite her parents warnings, Amy meets Zed at the beach--with frightening consequences.
Schools and libraries, parents and young adults will appreciate this insightful, well-written novel. Mary Hooper delivers a cautionary story for today that is entirely realistic, never preachy and utterly gripping.
Mary Hooper began writing about twenty years ago, often short stories for women's and teen magazines. She now focuses solely on books. Mary lives in Eversley Cross, England.