True Blue by Deborah Ellis

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Stephanie was the brattiest camper in Jess and Casey's cabin, but Casey couldn't really have murdered her—could she? With her best friend arrested and the town turning against her, Jess' moral dilemma might be too much for her to handle.

Known for her novels about courageous young people in developing countries, award-winning author Deborah Ellis has produced an incisive story about a different kind of courage. Booklist says, "This intelligent mystery is a complete 180 from the author's leprosy-in-India tale, No Ordinary Day (2011), but is similar in how its impact sneaks up on you…The unreliability of Jess' first-person account becomes increasingly obvious as we learn the depths of Jess' jealousy and the dubiousness of her morals. The mystery here is not just a whodunit but how loyalty and betrayal can rest along such a razor's edge." Kirkus Reviews says, "Jess…grabs readers' attention and never lets it go."

About Deborah Ellis

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Deborah Ellis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty-five books for children, including the Breadwinner trilogy;
Published November 1, 2013 by Pajama Press. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Casey was arrested after Stephanie was murdered and her favorite T-shirt turned up, bloodstained, in Casey’s duffle.

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