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A person doesn't have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it's enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame. Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn't the kind of girl who would be stuck in a town like Galloway the rest of her life. She was really going places. And nobody knew this better than Jess, Casey's best friend. So how could a girl like Casey be arrested for the murder of a young camper under her care... Jess believes her friend is innocent and that the real killer will be caught; but in the meantime, she finds herself the reluctant center of attention. After all, she was also a counselor in Cabin Three. Jess must know something...right? Readers will readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences.
ISBN: 9780986949500
Branch Call Number: PBJ TEEN ELL


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Aug 10, 2017

I had so many mixed emotions throughout the story, but that was what made the story very intriguing and interesting. Deborah Ellis really captured the audience. I didn't put my book down from the moment I started to the moment I finished the book. I really love books by Deborah Ellis and in my opinion, this is one of my favourite books by her.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 17, 2015

Our tale shifts between Jess in the present and her diary entries from the month of the murder. Jess and Casey were both counselors at the same summer camp in charge of the most obnoxious camper of all time. Still, no matter how annoying the girl was, Casey would not have murdered her....would she?

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Mar 17, 2013

Wow what a book, throughout the whole book I had mixed emotions. The thing I hated was, what kind of friend is Jess!? It makes me so mad to think a of a friend like her! Jess was nothing of a true friend and the way she betray Casey by hanging out with a stupid gang and telling them anything about Casey, that was a cowardly thing to do.

Jul 04, 2012

This book was actually a pretty good read. I really liked this book -- up until the end. The end was horrible. It left me feeling depressed and I couldn't sleep till 1am thinking about it. I would think that the 2 true best friends would regain their relationship. But just ended with everyone with broken hearts. The author explained the true friend relationship throughout the beginning of the book and because of this very detailed explanation it made me even more depressed thinking that this good relationship is gone all because of one mess up. Good story...but the end just ruined it all. Plus, I'm very emotional and I still can't stop thinking about it. If your emotionally strong, great read with not a bad ending. If not, great read with a horrible ending that just ruins the rest of the story.

Kinglet Jun 26, 2012

This fast-paced mystery uses suspense and flashbacks that’ll keep you interested and guessing until the end.

BiblioMilto Oct 24, 2011

This book was a little startling, but definitely an intriguing read.

k_t Oct 10, 2011

A really intense story about a teen camp counselor accused of murdering an eight year old camper. The story is told from the point of view of the accused's best friend who tries to come to terms with what's happened. This book really makes you think, 'what would I have done?' A good read.

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