Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill anyone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, she never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy a human head. But the universe doesn’t care what she wants and neither does Shane Mayfield. When the former high school basketball star attacks her, she has no choice but to defend herself. She saves her own life, but she can’t bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she’s arrested for murder.
Page Count: 320
Trim Size: 5.25 x 8
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
Mischa Thrace has worked as a teacher, a horse trainer, a baker, and a librarian and has amassed enough random skills to survive most apocalypses. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, a one-eyed dog, and a cranky cat who rarely leaves the basement. She loves tea, geekery, and not getting stung by bees.
“This powerful debut novel portrays a resilient heroine with an exceptional will to survive, and her intensely realistic, captivating journey towards healing.” — Booklist
“The multiplicity of revelations makes this play out as an episode of Law & Order: SVU.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
MASL Gateway Readers Award nominee (2020-2021)