Shades of Simon Gray by Joyce McDonald

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Simon Gray is the ideal teenager — smart, reliable, hardworking, trustworthy. Or is he? After Simon crashes his car into The Liberty Tree, another portrait starts to emerge. Soon an investigation has begun into computer hacking at Simon’s high school, for it seems tests are being printed out before they are given. Could Simon be involved?

Simon, meanwhile, is in a coma — but is this another appearance that may be deceiving? For inside his own head, Simon can walk around and talk to some people. He even seems to be having a curious conversation with a man who was hung for murder 200 years ago, in the branches of the same tree Simon crashed into. What can a 200-year-old murder have to do with Simon’s accident? And how do we know who is really innocent and who is really guilty?

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Author Residence: Forks Township, PA.

Author Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Published May 16, 2012 by Laurel Leaf. 274 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It starts with an abnormal spring heat wave that triggers an invasion of spring peepers.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Shades of Simon Gray


Which brings us to the subject at hand Joyce McDonald's new book for young readers, Shades of Simon Gray, a spooky and suspenseful tale of computer hacking, a 200-year-old murder, teen angst and an initiating event so random and odd it will give you the creeps even if the rest of the book doesn't.

Aug 28 2014 | Read Full Review of Shades of Simon Gray

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Simon Gray will intrigue everyone and keep the reader guessing as to what will happen next.

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