Poison Ivy by Amy Goldman Koss

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"IwithVY: I told Ms. Gold about how The Evil Three have been after me, feeding off me since fourth grade.
MARCO: It isn't a very pretty story, so if you're looking for 'nice,' you better ask someone else.
ANN: We just have to come up wiht some witnesses for our side. Think! Does anyone owe you any favors?
BRYCE: I figure, Dude, why not make a little spare change on the side? A buck a bet. All's I has to do was explain that liable was civil for guilty, and they swarmed like flies."

Eight first-person narrators give different versions of the same event. Lessons about the inner workings of the judicial system pale beside the insights into human nature. With pathos and a great deal of humor, Amy Goldman Koss keeps you turning pages.
 

About Amy Goldman Koss

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Amy Goldman Koss is the author of several highly praised teen novels, including The Girls, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and ALA Quick Picks Top Ten selection, and an IRA Young Adult Choice. She lives in Glendale, California, with her family.
 
Published March 7, 2006 by Roaring Brook Press. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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Ivy hands the perfect crime to a teacher aching to have a mock trial to educate the students about the legal system.

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Much like Jen Bryant’s Ringside 1925: Views From The Scopes Trial, this book tells the same story from the viewpoint of eight narrators that each have a distinctive voice.

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