Please join us for an ALAN Online BookChat to discuss DEAD GIRLS DON’T WRITE LETTERS with the author, Gail Giles.
Date: Wednesday, 5/23/07
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern
Here’s more about DEAD GIRLS DON’T WRITE LETTERS:
When Sunny Reynolds’s beautiful and flamboyant older sister, Jazz, dies in a fire, the family falls apart. But Sunny has it all under control now, taking care of her parents and herself. Then one day a letter arrives, a letter from Jazz. A girl follows. She looks like Jazz, moves like Jazz, everyone wants to believe she’s Jazz. But she can’t possibly be Jazz—or can she? She seems to know all about Sunny’s family, all the jokes and secrets, but Not-Jazz clearly has a few secrets of her own. What is she hiding? And why?
Dramatic and suspenseful, this book will keep you guessing. And just when you think you know what’s real and what’s not, Gail Giles unfurls another surprise.
Gail Giles says, “Sometimes books come from strange places. I don’t know why or how, but the phrase ‘Letters from a Dead Girl’ stuck in my head. Who would receive a letter from a dead girl? Why? Why wouldn’t she want it? I had to find the answer for Sunny—even if she didn’t really want to find it herself.”
Gail Giles, a native Texan, now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Praise for Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
*”A grimly comic debut novel revisits the dark hell of high-school cliques . . . a sure-fire hit, from a writer to watch.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*”Tricky, surprising, and disquieting, this tension-filled story is a psychological thriller.”
—Booklist, Ten Best Mysteries for Youth, starred review
“The plot is fast-paced and compelling and there is power in the brewing violence and shocking end.”
—School Library Journal
“The thriller plot and breakneck pacing will keep readers hooked—and on the lookout for this author’s next book.”