When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself -- and everyone she loves -- on the list of who's next.
Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora's heart last summer, then never spoke to her again.
Just in time to witness Ava's death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice: give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones' lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who's next on the killer's list?
JAMES PATTERSON PRESENTS - Thanks to quality writing and top-notch marketing and publicity, JPP YA novels have been outperforming expectations, beginning with Stalking Jack the Ripper and continuing the streak with Girls of Paper and Fire. This book will be get the same unparalleled attention!
POPULAR COMMERCIAL GENRE - With recent successes like Sadie,One of Us is Lying, The Cheerleaders, and We Were Liars, YA mystery is a proven genre with staying power.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES - With a bisexual protagonist, emphasis on alternative family structures, examples of social pressures, and strong female characters, this book reflects modern teen life in an authentic and non-condescending manner.
Kylie Schachte graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied writing, theatre, and psychology. Currently, she lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a tutor and mentor to a group of badass teenage girls. You're Next is her first novel.
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. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 375 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,
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