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Unnatural Deeds Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Balog, Cyn
ISBN: 1492652741     ISBN-13: 9781492652748
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
    OUR PRICE: $9.89  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: November 2017

Called "a PG-13 version of Gone Girl" by Kirkus, Unnatural Deeds is a novel of infatuation and obsession with an electrifying ending that readers won't see coming."

Victoria Zell doesn't fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can't get enough of that rush.

Despite Vic's loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z's. Soon she's lying to everyone she knows and breaking all the rules to be with Z. She can't get enough of him—or unraveling the stories of the family he's determined to keep hidden.

Except Z's not the only one with a past. Straight-laced Vic is hiding her own secrets... secrets that are about to destroy everything in her path.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mental illness; Fiction.
Secrets; Fiction.
Murder; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017047150
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.76 lbs) 294 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 November)
Gr 6 Up—The latest from YA novelist Balog, this fast contemporary title takes readers on a dark journey through mental illness and murder. Victoria narrates the story to her best friend and boyfriend Andrew, who is her agoraphobic, homeschooled neighbor of seven years. She wrestles with her guilt, though, after finding herself drawn to new student Z. Secrets and well-placed clues shape the suspenseful plot, which balances Vic's relatable questions about romance with true crime suspense surrounding a missing person. Police reports, interrogations, and newspaper articles about the crime begin each chapter and offer a refreshing change of writing style while foreshadowing the tale's climax. Vic's psychological struggle culminates in an unpredictable, shocking ending that most readers will not see coming. This thriller will stay with readers long after the last page. VERDICT A good choice for teens who are dealing with the loss of a friend. A strong purchase for YA thriller collections.—Seth Herchenbach, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.