From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes the start of a thrilling, subversive new series about a girls-only boarding school with a terrifying secret and the friends who will stop at nothing to protect each other.Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved--it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. But the girls' carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what's actually happening there--and who they really are--the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions.
Author: Suzanne Young Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Published: 03/19/2019 Pages: 400 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 8.40h x 5.90w x 1.50d ISBN: 9781534426139 Age Range: 13-17
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 4.8 Point Value: 14 Interest Level: Upper Grade Quiz #/Name: 507235 / Girls with Sharp Sticks
Review Citation(s): School Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 78 Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2019 Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2019 - Recommended - Readable
About the Author Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is also the author of Girls with Sharp Sticks, All in Pieces, Hotel for the Lost, and several other novels for teens. Visit her online at AuthorSuzanneYoung.com or follow her on Instagram at @AuthorSuzanneYoung.