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The most dangerous place on earth : a novel, Lindsey Lee Johnson

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The most dangerous place on earth : a novel
Title
The most dangerous place on earth : a novel
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Lindsey Lee Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an edenic community of wealthy Bay Area families, Molly Nicholl, a replacement teacher from a poorer, scrubbier version of California, arrives in the middle of the school year and soon becomes intrigues by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to her, a tragedy from their middle school years continues to reverberate for 'her' kids. Among these are Callista, a hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own; Ryan the star pitcher and sex object; Dave, the nice kid whose parents' obsession with his SAT scores threatens to upend his life; Emma, a dancer who balances her dreams of bright stagelights with wildness on the weekends, and Nick, the uneasy kingpin of schemes, pranks, and parties. These teens are all navigating in a world in which every action may become public--postable, shareable, indelible--a world Molly finds both alluring and dangerous
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Title
The most dangerous place on earth
Creator
Summary
Not for the faint of heart, Johnson’s first book is a beautifully crafted work that delves into the perils of teen-dom in a wealthy, insulated California neighborhood. The story opens with the suicide of an outcast middle-school boy. Fast forward to high school, where seemingly minor struggles of both teens and adults expose themselves to be deeply ominous, leaving few untouched by the ensuing tragedies. As the plot slowly builds, the intricate web of relationships that intertwine the lives of characters and the events that they experience become apparent, ultimately returning full circle. -- Amy Christiansen for LibraryReads
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Genre
Story line
Tone
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515880
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O36285
LC item number
M67 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Lindsey Lee Johnson
The most dangerous place on earth : a novel, Lindsey Lee Johnson

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