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Expelled
Contributor(s): Patterson, James, Raymond, Emily
ISBN: 0316440396     ISBN-13: 9780316440394
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2017
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Annotation: Expelled after a compromising photograph is posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Social media; Fiction.
Documentary films; Production and direction; Fiction.
High schools; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017009677
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 1.00" (1.10 lbs) 296 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 August #4)

Patterson and Raymond (The Lost) again join forces to produce a contemporary novel with a little something for everyone. Combining tragedy, mystery, romance, and amateur sleuthing, the book shows how four teens expelled from their high school form unlikely friendships while trying to get to the bottom of an incident involving a compromising photo. Theo Foster, the editor of the school newspaper, is accused of posting the picture of football star Parker via an anonymous Twitter account, but he is determined to prove his innocence. Joining Theo on his mission are his fellow expulsion victims: school mascot Jude, beautiful and unpredictable Sasha (whom Theo has loved from afar for years), and Parker himself, who now attends a private school. During the course of Theo's investigation, which involves filmed interviews, he discovers that Sasha and Parker are more complex than they seem and, like him, are struggling with problems that go beyond getting kicked out of school. Reminiscent of The Breakfast Club, the story challenges stereotyped perspectives of teens while providing clues to the characters' motives and secret conflicts. Ages 15–up. (Oct.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 August)

Gr 9 Up—When someone anonymously posts a compromising picture on Twitter, four students' lives will be forever changed. Theo, Sasha, Jude, and Parker are now expelled from school for all the wrong reasons. This unlikely group of high schoolers put their differences aside, and find comfort in one another's company. Theo is set on finding out who sabotaged his and his friend's lives. Throughout this investigation, the teen uncovers more than he anticipated. With all of this fragile information at their disposal, the group of expellees needs to figure out what to do with their newfound knowledge. This fast-paced and suspenseful young adult novel is full of humor, romance, loss, and enlightenment. At times the plot is slightly rushed and underdeveloped, but it doesn't take away from the engagement of the story. This book contains some mild language and mature situations. VERDICT Patterson and Raymond don't disappoint. A good purchase for young adult shelves.—Amanda LeMay, Neptune Township Public Library, NJ

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