For Kirsten McKenna, the world is crumbling. Her parents are barely speaking to each other, and her best friend has come under the spell of the school’s queen bee, Brianna. Only Kirsten’s younger science-geek sister is on her side.
For Walker Jones, the goal is to survive at the new white private school his mom has sent him to because she thinks he’s going to screw up like his cousin. (Walk keeps telling her,“Don’t have to worry, Momma. Before I go bad I’ll let you know, send a Hallmark card ready-made for the occasion . ‘On the eve your son messes up.’”)
But Walk is a good kid. So is his new friend, Matteo, though no one knows why Matteo will do absolutely anything that hot blond Brianna asks of him.
Then Kirsten discovers something that shakes her and Walk to their cores. . . .
About Gennifer Choldenko
Gennifer Choldenko's first novel, Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a California Book Award winner. Her second novel, Al Capone Does My Shirts, was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Al Capone Does My Shirts was short-listed for the Carnegie in the United Kingdom and has been on the New York Times, Booksense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, an ALA notable recording. Al Capone Shines My Shoes—a sequel to the beloved Al Capone Does My Shirts—is a Kirkus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Chicago Public Library Best of the Best for 2009. Her newest novel No Passengers Beyond This Point is a hilarious, high stakes, reality-bender. Gennifer is hard at work on the last book in the Al Capone trilogy right now. Visit her online at www.gennifercholdenko.com.
About Ariadne Meyers
Ariadne Meyers starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking television series Kate & Allie. Her other television credits include The Secret and Not Our Son. In addition, she has appeared on screen in Author! Author!, Dutch, and How to Make an American Quilt. Ms. Meyers' recently narrated The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman for BOT and has recorded numerous titles for Listening Library, including the Trixie Beldon series by Julie Campbell.