Paper Covers Rock (Hardback)
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Short Description for Paper Covers Rock In her first novel, Hubbard delivers the emotionally charged story of a boarding school student who is forced to choose between his best friend and the teacher who believes in him after the accidental drowning of another student.
- Published: 14 June 2011
- Format: Hardback 183 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385740555 ISBN 10: 0385740557
- Sales rank: 519,914
Full description for Paper Covers Rock
"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.