Teenagers fake a kidnapping and recovery to differentiate themselves from the herd on their college applications. Ambitious, misguided kids in the suburbs can get up to some crazy, crazy shit, man. Had this thought crossed my mind in high school, I probably would have done it. Anyway, this book is awesome.— Cristin
Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Two teen girls inact a phony plan of abduction and rescue to set themselves apart fro nationwide student applicants and guarantee their place in an elite college. The tension and suspense quickly build as their scheme begins to unravel. Eireann Corrigan has written an original story that had me wishing for at least another 100 pages.”
— Linda Goodman, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
Their plan: A fake abduction
The results: Unpredictable
Finn and Chloe's advisor says that colleges have enough kids with good grades and perfect attendance, so Chloe decides they ll have to attract attention another way. She and Finn will stage Chloe's disappearance, and then, when CNN is on their doorstep and the nation is riveted, Finn will find and save her. It seems like the perfect plan--until things start to go wrong. Very wrong.
It was supposed to be a victimless crime. Finn was supposed to be the good accomplice, and Chloe was supposed to be the hidden object of attention. But when things intensify, their plan isn't so innocent anymore.
About the Author
Eireann Corrigan is the author of the poetry memoir You Remind Me of You, and the novels Splintering, Ordinary Ghosts, and Accomplice, which Publishers Weekly called "haunting and provocative" in a starred review. She lives in New Jersey.
"A dark page-turner with a satisfying resolution." - Kirkus
"Corrigan has crafted a complex, heart-wrenchingly plausible YA thriller. Peopled with multifaceted teen and adult characters, the story flows from secrets to lies, from a few harsh words to terrible accusations, and from supreme innocence to soul-sucking guilt. A fascinating character study of individuals and an entire town, this tension-filled story will entice readers." - Booklist