Paper Covers Rock

Paper Covers Rock

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Michael L. Printz Honor Award-winning author of "And We Stay"Jenny Hubbard s powerful debut novel. One of the best young adult books I ve read in years. PAT CONROY "Paper Covers Rock" is dazzling in its intensity and intelligence, spell-binding in its terrible beauty. KATHI APPELT, author of the Newbery Honor Book The Underneath Sixteen-year-old Alex has just begun his junior year at a boys boarding school when he fails to save a friend from drowning in a river on campus. Afraid to reveal the whole truth, Alex and Glenn, who was also involved, decide to lie. But the boys weren t the only ones at the river that day . . . and they soon learn that every decision has a consequence. A William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist A "Booklist "Editors Choice A "Horn Book" Fanfare A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year A "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start Author A "Booklist "Top 10 First Novel for Youth An ABC Top 10 New Voices Selection * The poignant first-person narration is a deftly woven mixture of confessional entries, class assignments, poems, and letters. . . . [A] tense dictation of secrets, lies, manipulation, and the ambiguity of honor. "The Horn Book Magazine," Starred * "In the tradition of John Knowles s "A Separate Peace." . . . A powerful, ambitious debut. "Publishers Weekly," Starred " * "Those who are looking for something to ponder will enjoy this compelling read. School Library Journal," Starred * This novel introduces Hubbard as a bright light to watch on the YA literary scene. "Booklist," Starred"

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Product details

  • Hardback | 183 pages
  • 147.32 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385740557
  • 9780385740555
  • 621,577

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Starred review, Publishers Weekly, April 25, 2011: "Hubbard has a superb handle on her boarding school setting...A powerful, ambitious debut."

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About Jenny Hubbard

Michael L. Printz Honor Award-winning "And We Stay" is Jenny Hubbard s second novel. Her first, "Paper Covers Rock," was a William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist. A former English teacher, Jenny writes books and plays in her hometown of Slisbury, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, a high school math teacher, and their rescue dog, Oliver. You can find Jenny on Facebook, follow her (and Oliver) on Twitter at @HubbardWrites, and visit her website at"

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