Shooter by Caroline Pignat

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The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin


A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything be worse?
There's Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.
Isabelle: the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life.
Hogan: an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future.
Xander: that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers.
Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals, and homework assignments, each student reveals pieces of their true story as they wait for the drill to end. But this modern-day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!
Suddenly, the bathroom doesn't seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized...
 

About Caroline Pignat

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Caroline Pignat is the award-winning author of seven critically acclaimed YA novels, including Egghead, a Red Maple Honour book, and Greener Grass, the 2009 Governor General’s Award winner. A high-school teacher, she lives in Ottawa.
 
Published May 3, 2016 by Razorbill. 320 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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