Simon Says by Elaine Marie Alphin

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Aspiring young artist, Charles Weston has enrolled in a private arts high school soley to meet the "famous" Graeme Brandt, a student whose recently published novel touched a chord deep within Charles.

But Graeme is not at all what Charles expected, and soon the two teen prodigies are drawn into a clash of wills that threatens to destroy them both.

About Elaine Marie Alphin

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ELAINE MARIE ALPHIN is the author of the Edgar Award-winning title, Counterfeit Son (2000). She has written numerous books for young readers and more than two hundred articles for children's magazines. She lives in Madison, Indiana. 9780395214060
Published June 1, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 267 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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This overly long novel explores large issues about Art and Truth, but fails to create compelling characters or plot that will keep readers engaged.

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The school's amenities notwithstanding, Charles has enrolled simply in order to meet Graeme Brandt, a senior, and author of a YA novel that Charles finds brilliant in its send-up of people's shallowness ("Life is just one big game of Simon Says....

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Kidz World

He plays the game of "Simon Says" by painting what people want to see and acting the way people want him to act.

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