Three Quarters Dead (Hardcover)

By Richard Peck

Dial Books, 9780803734548, 193pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/29/2011)
Compact Disc (11/9/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/12/2010)

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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“Popularity, peer pressure, and a text from beyond the grave are key to Three Quarters Dead. It has ghosts, creepiness, and shivers. It also has a high school setting where students are struggling with all of the issues that teenagers face. Entertaining and discussion worthy, this is a winning combination from a master storyteller.”
— Ellen Richmond, Children's Book Cellar, Waterville, ME
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Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We're all 3 here at my aunt's in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there.

Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck's return to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots. This is a master author's gift to the Gossip Girl/Twilight generation: his own smart, stylish, and fun take on the paranormal.

About the Author

Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country s most highly respected writers for children. In fact "The Washington Post" called him America s best living author for young adults. A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.

Mr. Peck is the first children s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for "A Year Down Yonder"), a Newbery Honor winner (for "A Long Way from Chicago"), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.