Shades of Simon Gray (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, May 16, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Simon Gray is the ideal teenager ó smart, reliable, hardworking, trustworthy. Or is he? After Simon crashes his car into The Liberty Tree, another portrait starts to emerge. Soon an investigation has begun into computer hacking at Simonís high school, for it seems tests are being printed out before they are given. Could Simon be involved?

Simon, meanwhile, is in a coma ó but is this another appearance that may be deceiving? For inside his own head, Simon can walk around and talk to some people. He even seems to be having a curious conversation with a man who was hung for murder 200 years ago, in the branches of the same tree Simon crashed into. What can a 200-year-old murder have to do with Simonís accident? And how do we know who is really innocent and who is really guilty?
  

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McDonald's prose is crisp, and the story moves quickly. - Goodreads
INCREDIBLY SLOW AND CONFUSING PLOT - Goodreads
Also has great cover art. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Martin Culkin - Goodreads

I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. Then 4. I finally settled on 3. McDonald's premise was intriguing and unique in a genre which in recent years seems chiefly peopled by vampires, werewolves ... Read full review

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User Review  - craige - Goodreads

I bought the book because it was written by the woman I took a writing class from this January. I marvel at her ability to craft a captivating story and I'm sure that as a teen I would have thoroughly ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE1798
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
A CONVERSATION WITH JOYCE MCDONALD
RELATED TITLES
READERS CIRCLE BOOKS
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Joyce McDonald is the author of Swallowing Stones and Shadow People.

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