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CATEGORY: Teens

PAGES: 320

TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.25

ISBN: 978-1-61620-624-6

LIST PRICE: $17.95

E-book

CATEGORY: Teens

PAGES: 320

LIST PRICE: $17.95

Overview

The gut-wrenching, powerful narrative that offers a kaleidoscopic view of a college freshman’s sexual assault.

Everyone has a different version of what happened that night at MacCallum College. Haley was already in bed when her roommate, Jenny, arrived home shellshocked from the wild Conundrum House party. Richard heard his housemate Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of the school’s investigation. But conflicting interests fueling conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible—especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.

Maria Padian offers a kaleidoscopic view of a sexual assault on a college campus. Wrecked will leave readers thinking about how memory and identity, what’s at stake and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.

A Fall 16 Kids’ Indie Next Pick!

Praise

"Riveting . . . With intriguing, flawed characters and a gripping storyline, Wrecked offers readers a view of a college sexual assault case that is as engrossing as it is important."
- Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review

"[Wrecked] boasts a swift, excellently crafted plot, exceedingly readable prose, and painfully relatable characters."
- Booklist, starred review

"In the face of recent college rape trials, readers will be rapt . . .  An important, devastating new perspective on an all-too-timely subject."
- Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Photo Credit: Greta Rybus

 

Maria Padian is a graduate of Middlebury College (BA) and the University of Virginia (MA). She is a freelance writer, essayist, and author of young adult novels, including Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress, Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best, and Out of Nowhere. Maria lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine.

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