Thousand Words   by Jennifer Brown
On Sale Date: May 21, 2013
9780316209724, 0316209724
$17.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
288 pages
5.9 in W | 8.5 in H | 1 in T | 0.9 lb Wt
Status: Out of stock indefinitely
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A compelling drama about a girl seems to have it all -- strong grades, good friends, and the perfect boyfriend -- until she finds herself at the center of a sexting scandal, from an author praised for tackling tough issues, Jennifer Brown.

Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the full-length mirror, and hits "send."

But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.

Acclaimed author Jennifer Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal, redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't always tell the whole story.

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Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her husband and three children. She is the author of Perfect Escape; Bitter End, which received two starred reviews and was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults title; and Hate List, which received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA Perfect Ten, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
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* "Thousand Words is a powerful, timely, and compulsively readable story...This is an excellent choice for book discussions and a must-purchase for all libraries."-VOYA, starred review
"Brown brings her characteristic raw honesty to this wrenching story....Sensitive and genuine."-Publishers Weekly

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