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    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-7549-4
    Lexile Level: 760
    Pages: 360
    Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 7-12
    Ages: 12-18
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    DESCRIPTION Catherine Barter
    When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything.

    Alena's played by the rules all her life, but that's over. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker—just like her mother.

    Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

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    About the Author
    Catherine Barter grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town in the middle of England best known as Shakespeare's birthplace. When she was eighteen I moved to Norwich to study American literature at university, and stayed there for the next ten years (except for one year living in Plattsburgh, New York). She has worked in libraries, bookshops, universities and an organization campaigning for the rights of garment workers. Currently she lives in East London and co-manages Housmans, a radical bookshop in King's Cross.
    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
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    Kirkus Reviews
    "Amid a thoroughly contemporary story about terrorism, email leaks, and a divisive political climate, Lena's coming-of-age is wonderfully individual and heartbreakingly real."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
    Other Reviews
    "Barter's debut displays impressive skill and authenticity . . ."—Booklist
    Publishers Weekly
    "Barter's novel should appeal to a wide audience for its emotional honesty and its complex characters and relationships."—Publishers Weekly