Carter didn’t rape me. People at school think he did. Suddenly, new friends are rushing to my side, telling me that Carter hurt them, too. They say he’s getting what he deserves. Maybe I don’t want to fix this. Sam is in love with her best friend Nick, but she can’t seem to tell him. So she decides to flirt with golden-boy Carter Wellesley, hoping Nick will see it and finally realize his true feelings for her. On Monday, everyone at school is saying that Carter raped Sam. He didn’t, but Sam can’t find the words to tell the truth. Worst of all, she’s afraid she’ll lose Nick if he finds out what really happened. As graduation approaches, Sam discovers that living the lie isn’t as easy as her new friends make it sound—and telling the truth might be even worse.
Page Count: 240
Trim Size: 5.19 x 8
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
Amanda Grace is an alias for Mandy Hubbard, who is the author of Prada & Prejudice, You Wish, Ripple (all published by Razorbill/Penguin), But I Love Him and In Too Deep (both published by Flux). In Too Deep has been named a Junior Library Guild selection. She is a literary agent for D4EO Literary, where she represents authors of middle grade and teen fiction. Grace is currently living happily ever after with her husband and young daughter in Tacoma, Washington. For more information, visit her online at: AmandaGraceBooks.com.
“Suspenseful … honest and constantly interesting.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[A]n easy, engrossing, uncomplicated but not oversimplified read that will be enjoyed by male and female readers who like reading about relationships and school culture.” — VOYA
A Junior Library Guild Selection