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"The Breakfast Club"meets"We Need to Talk About Kevin" A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with "them"--could anything be worse?
There's Alice an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.
Isabelle the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life.
Hogan an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future.
Xander that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers.
Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals, and homework assignments, each student reveals pieces of their true story as they wait for the drill to end. But this modern-day "Breakfast Club" takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: "NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!"
Suddenly, the bathroom doesn't seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized..."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9mm | 367g
  • English
  • 0143187570
  • 9780143187578

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"Mark "Unspeakable" as a YA title with huge crossover appeal." --"Quill & Quire"
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About Caroline Pignat

Caroline Pignatis the award-winning author of seven critically acclaimed YA novels, including"Egghead," a Red Maple Honour book, and"Greener Grass," the 2009 Governor General s Award winner. A high-school teacher, she lives in Ottawa."
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831 ratings
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5 35% (287)
4 40% (335)
3 21% (174)
2 3% (26)
1 1% (9)
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