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Cruelty 1
The Cruelty
By (author): Scott Bergstrom
9781250108180 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Young Adult : Age (years) from 17 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense Feb 07, 2017 Print Run: 100000
$26.99 CAD
Unknown 6.35 x 9.39 x 1.26 in | 570 gr 384 pages Feiwel & Friends
 
Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee 2018, Nominated Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List 2018, Long-listed

The Cruelty is an action-packed young adult thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) about a girl who must train as an assassin to deal with the gangsters who have kidnapped her father.

Gwendolyn's father kept his life a secret from her. When he goes missing, she's plunged into a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds.

When Gwendolyn Bloom’s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity, she uncovers a disturbing truth: to bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.

This suspensful debut from Scott Bergstrom features a strong female character and nonstop, cinematic action.

Praise forThe Cruelty:

"Liam Neeson’s 2008 film Taken concerned a spy who engages in mass mayhem while attempting to recover his kidnapped daughter. Bergstrom reverses this plot in his violent, well-crafted first novel. Seventeen-year-old gymnast Gwendolyn Bloom doesn’t learn that her father is a genuine spy?and not merely an overworked State Department employee?until after he is kidnapped by international gangsters, and the CIA makes little attempt to recover him . . . A grim, fast- paced tale." —Publishers Weekly

"[T]his debut novel is relentlessly paced, full of global sets, slick action...with a grim, ass-kicking antihero." —Booklist

The Cruelty is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Award for best Young Adult book.

Scott Bergstrom lives with his wife and daughters in Colorado.The Cruelty is his fiction debut.

"National Author Tour Prepublication Buzz Marketing Campaign Book Festival/Regional Trade Show Appearances Comic-Con Appearances and Promotions: Emerald City, WorldCon, San Diego, and New York Major National Media Campaign Prepublication Trade & Major National Consumer Advertising Campaign Major Digital Marketing & Social Media Campaign Dedicated Series Microsite at TheCrueltyBook.com YA Blog Tour and Major Blogger Media Campaign Book Trailer School & Library Marketing Campaign"

A2018Edgar Award finalist

"Liam Neeson’s 2008 film Taken concerned a spy who engages in mass mayhem while attempting to recover his kidnapped daughter. Bergstrom reverses this plot in his violent,well-crafted first novel. Seventeen-year-old gymnast Gwendolyn Bloom doesn’t learn that her father is a genuine spy—and not merely an overworked State Department employee—until after he is kidnapped by international gangsters, and the CIA makes little attempt to recover him... A grim, fast- paced tale."--Publishers Weekly

"[T]his debut novel is relentlessly paced, full of global sets, slick action...with a grim, ass-kicking antihero."--Booklist

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