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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||Y ALL (Text)||33500013745153||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y ALL (Text)||33500013745161||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 006321279X
- ISBN: 9780063212794
291 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2023
|Summary, etc.:||"From debut author Charlene Allen comes a captivating YA contemporary mystery and coming-of-age story, celebrating the power of friendship, first love, and exploring the criminal justice system from the lens of restorative justice. Perfect for fans of Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, and Maureen Johnson. In the game of life, sometimes other people hold all the controls. Or so it seems to VZ. Four months have passed since his best friend Ed was killed by a white man in a Brooklyn parking lot. When Singer, the man who killed Ed, is found dead in the same spot where Ed was murdered, all signs point to Jack, VZ's other best friend, as the prime suspect. VZ's determined to complete the video game Ed never finished and figure out who actually killed Singer. With help from Diamond, the girl he's crushing on at work, VZ falls into Ed's quirky gameiverse. As the police close in on Jack, the game starts to uncover details that could lead to the truth about the murder. Can VZ honor Ed and help Jack before it's too late?"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
It's been a year since a Black teen named Ed was killed by Singer, a white man who got off scot-free. But now it's Singer's turn to be killed, and the police think they know who did it: Jack, a best friend to Ed, as well as to protagonist and narrator VZ. The police say Jack had a motive (revenge) and an opportunity: both murders take place in the parking lot behind the Caribbean restaurant where Jack works with VZ, Diamond (the beautiful girl on whom VZ has a killer crush), and Fisk (Diamond's boyfriend). Although the police haven't found the murder weapon, they name Jack as a person of interest, and he disappears, leaving VZ to discover the truth. A subplot involving a computer game that Ed had developed is a nice touch that adds a dash of suspense. There are plenty of questions that drive this whodunit but may require a willing suspension of disbelief to answer. Most readers will ignore that, however, for the sake of this first novel's compelling story. Grades 8-10. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
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