The Stranger by Caroline B. Cooney

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


The moment Nicolette lays eyes on the mysterious boy in art class, she knows there’s something different about him
At Nicolette Storm’s high school of over two thousand students, everyone has to belong to a group or they are nothing. Nicolette’s place is happily in the Madrigals choir, where she and her friends wear beautiful costumes and sing like angels. But at the beginning of the school year, Nicolette is unexpectedly ousted from the group in favor of a new girl, and feels totally lost. When she signs up for art appreciation as a replacement elective, she meets a dark, mysterious boy.  She can’t understand why she is so intensely drawn to the silent, beautiful boy. On the afternoon of their first class together, she finds herself so mesmerized she is inexplicably compelled to follow him home. Or rather, home is where she thinks he is going, until he walks past the town’s houses, past the roads, and into the forest. There is something so innately powerful about him—it’s as if the trees and boulders of the forest rise up to greet him. He is so different, so beautiful, and so . . . inhuman. Will an extraordinary love help Nicolette find herself? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

About Caroline B. Cooney

See more books from this Author
Caroline Cooney was born in 1947 in Geneva, New York. She was raised in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Cooney attended Greenwich High School in 1965 and then various colleges, where she studied Music, Art, and English but never graduated. She began writing while in college. Some of her young adult titles include Driver's Ed, Twenty Pageants Later and the Cheerleaders Series. She also wrote The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio and What Jane Found. The main character in these novels is a little girl named Janie Johnson who sees her picture on a milk cartoon and her journey to learning the truth about her abduction. Two of her titles The Rear View Mirror and The Face on the Milk Cartoon was made into movies. She has won many awards including an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults for for "Driver's Ed" and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for "Twenty Pagents." Cooney currently resides in Westbrook, Connecticut.
Published August 7, 2012 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

Reader Rating for The Stranger

An aggregated and normalized score based on 34 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review