Paper Covers Rock

By Hubbard, Jenny

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ISBN
978-0-38574-055-5 978-0-37598-954-4
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2011

Gr 9 Up—In October 1982, Alex, who is starting his junior year at an all-boys' boarding school, is plagued with guilt following the drowning of a friend that he and another student, Glenn, witnessed subsequent to the boys' drinking and jumping into a rocky river. The two fear expulsion and lie about what really happened, but they are not sure of what the new, young English teacher knows as she was at the scene after the drowning. Alex copes by spending his d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

Alex Stromm's journal tells the story of his boarding school classmate's drowning and the heavy guilt he carries from his involvement. Weighing on him are secrets that he and friend Glenn are hiding from everyone, including the new English teacher who was there at the river and knows more than she's letting on. Glenn is convinced of Miss Dovecott's intention to expose their lies about what really happened and is sure she has ulterior motives for the special attention she's paying ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Alex tells of his classmate's drowning and the guilt he carries. Weighing on him are secrets that he and friend Glenn are hiding. The char...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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