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Simon and Schuster, Nov 10, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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I have to tell you my secret. I can't go on...without revealing it. I had a pretty good run, hiding from everyone for five years. For five years I was safe. But now...

It was a talent that came out of nowhere. One day Lindsay Scott was on the top of the world, the star of a hit TV show. The next day her fame had turned into torture. Every time anyone said anything about her, she heard it. And everyone was talking about Lindsay: fans, friends, enemies, enemies who pretended to be friends....

Lindsay had what looked like a nervous breakdown and vanished from the public eye. But now she's sixteen and back in the news: A tabloid newspaper claims that Lindsay is being held hostage by her father.

The truth? Lindsay has been hiding out in a small Illinois town, living in a house that somehow provides relief from the stream of voices in her head. But when two local teenagers try to "rescue" Lindsay by kidnapping her, Lindsay is forced to confront everything she's hiding from. And that's when she discovers there may be others who share her strange power. Lindsay is desperate to learn more, but what is she willing to risk to find the truth?

Acclaimed author Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a remarkable novel that will give readers a lot to talk about.
 

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User Review  - ark76 - LibraryThing

good coming of age story for preteens discovering that the world doesn't revolve around them. hits you on the head with the message (preachy) making it less enjoyable for adults and teens. hope there is a sequel. Read full review

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User Review  - EKAnderson - LibraryThing

Lindsay Scott was a child star, revered by sitcom-watchers across the country. Now a teen, fallen from celebrity, and living in a small town, Lindsay would rather stay unknown than return to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
29
Section 4
36
Section 5
39
Section 6
50
Section 7
53
Section 8
58
Section 19
137
Section 20
141
Section 21
148
Section 22
153
Section 23
156
Section 24
161
Section 25
180
Section 26
188

Section 9
64
Section 10
77
Section 11
83
Section 12
87
Section 13
94
Section 14
99
Section 15
114
Section 16
120
Section 17
125
Section 18
134
Section 27
199
Section 28
E-7
Section 29
E-14
Section 30
E-21
Section 31
E-27
Section 32
E-38
Section 33
E-44
Section 34
E-49
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About the author (2009)

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

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