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Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker

The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker by Kat Spears

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

September 2016

ISBN: 978-1-250-08886-4

Pages: 320

Contemporary Young Adult

Ashland, Tennessee

Luke Grayson moves to rural Tennessee to live with his Baptist pastor father when he is kicked out of his private DC school and as far as he is concerned his life might as well be over. His stepmother is none too pleased to have him not to mention she is completely soulless. Luke’s bad boy status is also not doing him any favors with either the local police chief or his new principal. Grant Parker is the local golden boy that has a violent streak and Luke is proving to be an easy target for him. Especially as Grant has the community of Ashland under his thumb and Luke directly in his crosshairs.

Luke suddenly replaces Grant at the top of the social pyramid when things go topsy-turvy with one freak accident. Now the social outcast is the hero in just a matter of twenty-four hours. This is a welcome change for the students that lived in fear of Grant. There is a price though for Luke’s newfound fame. Luke is the only one that knows the truth about what really happened to Grant Parker and the longer he keeps living the lie the more Grant-like he becomes.

This is another excellent book by this author that writes stories that really make the reader think. The characters is this one are engrossing and make for an unforgettable book that really makes readers see things from different perspectives and see how the social aspect of high school works from the different groups of students. This is an interesting story that opens up readers eyes as they see things through the eyes of different clicks of students.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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