Becky is convinced that Akhil Vyas is the weirdest person on earth when he shows up in her English class. He refuses to sit in chairs, stares at her with spooky eyes, and has scar-covered skin. But soon Becky's revulsion turns to fascination. The National Institutes of Health is studying Akhil, but he won't say why--until something happens that makes him swear Becky and her friend Omar to secrecy. Suddenly Becky isn't sure what's more shocking--Akhil's secret, or the chilling reason why he must reveal it. Elisa Carbone weaves a tale of intrigue that will enthrall any reader.
- Paperback | 153 pages
- 106.7 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
- 02 Mar 2006
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
About Dr Elisa Carbone
Elisa Carbone taught in the Speech Communications department at the University of Maryland, but now she enjoys being a full-time writer and part-time rock climber, windsurfer, and white-water kayaker. "The physical exertion of the sports balances out the mental exertion of writing," she says. She loves doing the research required to write historical fiction and is fascinated by the small details of everyday life in the past. Ms. Carbone's Sarah books, Starting School with an Enemy and Sarah and the Naked Truth, have been praised for their accessibility to reluctant readers.