Jenny Hubbard’s debut, Paper Covers Rock, earned instant acclaim upon publication, garnering starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book magazine. Tucked away at an exclusive boys’ boarding school, friends Alex and Glenn fail to prevent their classmate’s drowning in a nearby river. Distraught, Alex pours his guilty feelings into a journal, and Glenn weaves a web of lies to explain their actions that day. Meanwhile, their English teacher Miss Dovecott grows suspicious of the two and begins a troubling investigation.
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Paper Covers Rock grabs the reader's attention instantly. It is a story that questions the boundaries of friendship, forces the reader to examine his or her own conscience, and paints a vivid picture of the gray area that falls between what one knows is right and believes is wrong. It is by far one of the more thought provoking books of which I have listened, an outstanding display of teen literature at its best.