Deviant by Helen FitzGerald

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The ending, while satisfying on its own, is ripe for a sequel.
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When sixteen-year-old Abigail's mother dies in Scotland—leaving a faded photo, a weirdly cryptic letter, and a one-way ticket to America—she feels nothing. Why should she? Her mother abandoned her as a baby to grow up on an anti-nuclear commune and then in ugly foster homes. But the letter is a surprise in more ways than one: Her father is living in California. What's more, she has an eighteen-year-old sister, Becky. And the two are expecting Abigail to move in with them.
 
While struggling to overcome her natural suspicions of a note from beyond the grave (not to mention anything positive) Abigail tries to fit in with her strange, new American family: a distant father with a closed past, a too-perfect stepmother, and most puzzling of all, her long-lost sister. Becky sweeps Abigail into a shadowy underground movement involving clandestine street art, jailbreaks, and a bizarre double life. Soon, Abigail uncovers something unimaginable: a plot with vast implications, one that is aimed not only at controlling her sister, but the behavior of rebellious teens across the globe.
 

About Helen FitzGerald

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Helen Fitzgerald is a highly acclaimed and bestselling UK author, whose five thriller titles have sold over 125,000 copies in the UK and Europe. She worked as a parole officer and social worker for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. Dead Lovely is currently in film production. Her first YA, Amelia O'Donohue Is SO Not a Virgin, was published in 2010.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Soho Teen. 257 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 22 2013

The ending, while satisfying on its own, is ripe for a sequel.

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Kirkus

Above average
on Apr 15 2013

...grafting the mind-control plot onto it turns the story into a generic paranoia thriller.

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