Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price

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As their hardscrabble lives intertwine in a small, corrupt Montana town, Grace, a scheming runaway, JJ, her drifty fostercare sister, and Mick, the son of a petty thief, discover the body of a young woman. Afraid to come forward, the teens try to hide their knowledge of the crime, because they believe the murderer is one of the corrupt officials and businessmen who rule their town. But after a series of false moves and dumb mistakes, the teens are soon suspects themselves in a murder investigation threatening their freedom--and maybe their lives.

 

About Charlie Price

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CHARLIE PRICE works with kids in at-risk schools, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals. He is also an executive coach and a consultant who conducts business workshops. His next book, DESERT ANGEL, will be available from FSG in Fall 2011. He lives in Northern California.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 273 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Lately, though, there’s been a restless spirit disturbing the cemetery’s peace, and Murray worries that it may be connected to a schoolmate who went missing a while back.

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Three teens, variously abandoned and abused, become involved in a small-town murder that exposes their own exploitation in revealing ways.

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The embattled lives of three teenagers entangle with the murder of a teenage prostitute in a depressed Montana town, in a mystery that draws in power and class struggles, drugs, sex, and economic and

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As the author traces their encounters with a wide variety of people, each of whom brings them a little closer to discovering the girl's fate, he also demonstrates how each exchange alters not only Murray and Gates but those with whom they are in contact.

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The embattled lives of three teenagers entangle with the murder of a teenage prostitute in a depressed Montana town, in a mystery that draws in power and class struggles, drugs, sex, and economic and personal helplessness.

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