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Paper Covers Rock

Label
Paper Covers Rock
Title
Paper Covers Rock
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Hubbard
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat ConroyAt the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
In 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2011
  • Parents' Choice Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
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Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adolescent
Label
Paper Covers Rock
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6097bca1-4074-44e1-a504-3a300abda263
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375899423
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Paper Covers Rock
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6097bca1-4074-44e1-a504-3a300abda263
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375899423
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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