Random (Hardcover)

By Tom Leveen

Simon Pulse, 9781442499560, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/11/2015)

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Description

Who’s the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why.

Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line.

He asks for a single thing—one reason not to kill himself.

The request plunges her into confusion. Because if this random caller actually does what he plans, he’ll be the second person connected to Tori to take his own life. And the first just might land her in jail. After her Facebook page became Exhibit A in a tragic national news story about cyberbullying, Tori can’t help but suspect the caller is a fraud. But what if he’s not? Her words alone may hold the power of life or death.

With the clock ticking, Tori has little time to save a stranger—and maybe redeem herself—leading to a startling conclusion that changes everything…


About the Author

Tom Leveen is the author of Random, Sick, manicpixiedreamgirl, Party, Zero (a YALSA Best Book of 2013), Shackled, and Hellworld. A frequent speaker at schools and conferences, Tom was previously the artistic director and cofounder of an all-ages, nonprofit visual and performing venue in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is an Arizona native, where he lives with his wife and young son.


Praise For Random

"Tom Leveen’s Random is anything but! This standout novel offers an unflinching look at the cost – personal and otherwise – of trying to be something we are not. It’s a suspenseful, riveting page-turner, and once I got going, I could not put it down!"
— Bill Konigsberg

"Taut, suspenseful and provocative, Random will hold you till the last page--and have you thinking about it long after the book is closed."
— Patricia McCormick, author of Cut and National Book Award Finalist, Never Fall Down

This quick, suspenseful novel will hook readers through the final page.