Written by Katie Zhao
Published by Bloomsbury USA
Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top-ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead. Nancy is even more shocked when word starts to spread that she and her friends—Krystal, Akil, and Alexander—are the prime suspects, thanks to “the Proctor,” someone anonymously incriminating them via the school’s social media app.
They all used to be Jamie’s closest friends, and she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow the Proctor knows them, too. The four must uncover the true killer before The Proctor exposes more than they can bear and costs them more than they can afford, like Nancy’s full scholarship. Soon, Nancy suspects that her friends may be keeping secrets from her, too.
Primary ISBN: 9781547603978
Publication Date: August 2021
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Abilities, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Thriller, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trigger Warning: Self-Harm
Setting: United States (NYC, NY)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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