By: Mars Hauser
Endangered by L.R. Giles
I have a disappearing-book problem. As the library purchaser and readers' advisor for a high school, I read an awful lot of young adult books. Every so often, however, a book or two that I've got to preview simply walks out of my hands and disappears into the room of my fifteen-year-old daughter, just like magic.
I had real trouble retrieving my books by Lamar Giles to discuss them today.
Then Gray photographs and exposes mean-girl Keachin, caught having an affair with a teacher. The revelation rocks her school, but not as much as Panda herself is rattled when she receives fan mail for her expose from a "secret admirer". Someone knows her secret and can expose her to the world, the people she's hurt. What follows is a game of one-upmanship, with Gray's mystery rival daring her first to take more and more dangerous photographs and expose people more and more painfully. What starts as threatening soon becomes illegal, and Panda must race against time and even team up with some of those she's hurt in the past to figure out who's responsible.