Dependable, Young Adult, Paula Stokes, Mystery, Dating, Adoption, Missing Persons
During their senior year in high school, Max, Preston, and Parvati, decide to make a little money at school by forging signatures, creating alibis, and assisting cheaters. It starts off really well and they make good money. One night, Preston asks Max to pretend to go camping with him so he can go visit a girl he has been talking to online, but afterwards Preston goes missing. Parvati and Max find an address that might lead to Preston, but when they get there the house is on fire. Preston's body is found with the body of his real mom. Later, Preston shows up and confesses that everything was an elaborate scheme to get back at Max for taking Preston’s chance to be adopted by the Cantrell's.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 49.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss9/49