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    Description"In the tradition of John Knowles's "A Separate Peace.""--Publisher Weekly, Starred "One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat Conroy William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind "Moby-Dick." Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.


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    Title
    Paper Covers Rock
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jenny Hubbard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 183
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385740555
    ISBN 10: 0385740557
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YXS, YXL, YXG
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES, TOPC/FRIEND
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039050
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV035000, JUV039030
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 218
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039100
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E7
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.H8583 PAP 2011
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    14 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JENNY HUBBARD is a poet and playwright, and has taught English in both high school and college for many years. This is her first novel.
    Review quote
    Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, April 25, 2011: "Hubbard has a superb handle on her boarding school setting...A powerful, ambitious debut." Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011: "The story builds to a climax that will have readers on edge. It could be read alongside many of the classics that deal with friendship and loyalty, as well as deceit...Those who are looking for something to ponder will enjoy this compelling read." Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July/August 2011: "Hubbard's characters are confounding and intriguing...The traditional, buttoned-up boarding school setting makes the perfect backdrop to this tense dictation of secrets, lies, manipulation, and the ambiguity of honor." Starred Review, Booklist, July 1, 2011: "Both plotting and characters are thoroughly crafted in this stellar first novel. The poetry that Hubbard produces from Alex's pen is brilliant, and the prose throughout is elegant in its simplicity. Reminiscent of John Knowles' classic coming-of-age story, A Separate Peace (1959), this novel introduces Hubbard as a bright light to watch on the YA literary scene."