Title: Four Secrets
Author: Margaret Willey
Through journal entries required by their social worker at a juvenile detention center, middle-schoolers Katie, Nate, and Renata relate how they came to kidnap their tormenter, Chase, a star athlete from the town’s most prominent family.
“I don t know if all schools are like mine, but at North Holmes they have this thing that can happen, from out of the blue, and there is even a code word for it it’s called getting stung.”
Katie, Nate, and Renata had no farther to fall.
“They become like scorpions; they sting you till you die.”
But when they hit the bottom of the social ladder, they found each other. Together, they might be able to change things. To stop the torment.
“We were united. We were going to take a stand.”
So they made a plan. One person seemed to have everyone’s secrets and all the power. If they could stop him…
“We needed first of all to get Chase alone. Away from his friends.”
But secrets are complicated, powerful things. They are hard to keep. And even a noble plan can go horribly wrong.
“What a dark and terrible place this school is.”