Twelve by Nick McDonell

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Published to critical acclaim around the world, and soon to be a major motion picture directed by Joel Schumacher, Twelve established its seventeen- year-old author Nick McDonell as a powerful voice of the new millennium. The chilling novel follows prep school dropout White Mike through the week between Christmas and New Year’s 1999, as he takes a year off to deal an alluring new drug to his privileged peers on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The kids of Twelve have it all; Chris and Claude and Hunter and Laura have the best, and most, of everything, but are constantly looking for something more exotic, and more dangerous. But Twelve is not a coming-of-age story, because these kids never had a childhood—their parents are off on holiday in Bali or business in Brussels, leaving hired help to look the other way as the kids stay home alone in their multimillion-dollar town houses, partying with drugs and sex and, in the end, much worse.
 

About Nick McDonell

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Nick McDonell is the son of self-made man, Terry McDonell (the editor of Sports Illustrated and former managing editor of Rolling Stone). His mother, Joan McDonell is a novelist and screenwriter. He was born on February 18, 1984. Nick wrote his first novel, Twelve, when he was 17 years old. His second novel, The Third Brother, was released in 2005. McDonell is a graduate of Harvard University.
 
Published July 6, 2010 by Grove Press. 260 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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