Undercover

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HarperCollins, Sep 18, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school. But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has none of these. At home, Elisa's father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters she sends her father won't bring him home. Like the undercover agent she feels she has become, Elisa retreats to a pond in the woods, where her talent for ice-skating gives her the confidence to come out from under cover and take center stage. But when Lila becomes jealous of Theo's friendship with Elisa, her revenge nearly destroys Elisa's ice-skating dreams and her plan to reunite her family.

National Book Award nominee Beth Kephart's first young adult novel is a stunning debut.

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Gorgeous, shimmering prose. - Goodreads
Oh, Beth Kephart, how I adore your writing. - Goodreads
A lot. It's a sweet love story. - Goodreads
OK, a lot of plot elements. - Goodreads

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When I got this book, I was charmed by the notion about a girl who writes love letters for boys who pays her to do so. I vividly remember the days when I used to write poetry too. My classmates in ... Read full review

Review: Undercover

User Review  - MarieClare - Goodreads

When I got this book, I was charmed by the notion about a girl who writes love letters for boys who pays her to do so. I vividly remember the days when I used to write poetry too. My classmates in ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Beth Kephart was nominated for a National Book Award for her memoir A Slant of Sun. Her first novel for teens, Undercover, received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Amazon.com. In 2005 Beth was awarded the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. She has also written Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things That Matter; Still Love in Strange Places: A Memoir; Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self; Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River; Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business; and House of Dance. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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