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Title:
They all fall down
Author:
St. Claire, Roxanne, author.
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
341 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Kenzie's life is transformed when she is voted one of the prettiest girls at Vienna High, but when the girls on the list start to die, Kenzie is determined to uncover the deadly secrets of the list before her number is up.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 690 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780385742719

9780375990724
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination as this group of high school elites uncover who's plotting to off each and every one of them.

Every year, the lives of ten junior girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can't imagine how she's been voted onto a list of the prettiest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you're on it, your life changes.

If you're on it this year? Your life ends .


Praise for They All Fall Down

"A suspenseful mash-up of Indiana Jones and Pretty Little Liars." -- The Bulletin

"Part high school drama, part mystery, this fast-paced novel will appeal to a broad range of readers who will have a difficult time putting it down." -- SLJ

"St. Claire keeps the tension high as she slowly uncovers the mystery and builds to a thriller-level climax." -- Kirkus Reviews

"St. Claire ropes in readers from the opening pages, creating a taut thriller that keeps the audience turning pages and guessing until the end." -- VOYA

"Best-selling author St. Claire makes her YA debut with a thriller in the tradition of Lois Duncan and R. L. Stine." -- Booklist




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Author Notes


New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire gave up the glamour of working in advertising and public relations to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. Roxanne lives in a small beach town in Florida with her husband, their son and daughter, and a frisky Australian terrier. Visit Roxanne at roxannestclaire.com.



Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Best-selling author St. Claire makes her YA debut with a thriller in the tradition of Lois Duncan and R. L. Stine. Overachieving Latin scholar Kenzie is stunned to find her name fifth on the list of the 10 hottest girls in her school, a tradition dating back to her parents' era. And she is not exactly averse to the attention that follows, especially from popular jock Josh and bad-boy transfer student Levi. But as fellow hotties on the list the first four to be exact die in tragic accidents, Kenzie has no choice but to figure out what's going on before it's her turn. Though a serious suspension of disbelief is required to indulge in this novel, readers who can manage that are in for a treat. The twists and turns in the last several chapters will have readers holding their breath as the relentless pace takes over. Though the characterizations tend to be a bit stock, this is a high-concept read with serious entertainment value.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Sixteen-year-old Kenzie, living in the shadow of her brother's accidental death, is more interested in winning the state Latin competition than getting onto Vienna High's "Hottie List." But she unexpectedly makes the list-and is forced to pay attention to it when the girls on it begin dying in freak accidents. Kenzie doesn't believe it's a curse or a coincidence, especially not after she notices a truck following her and finds a tracking device inside a mysterious Latin-inscribed coin. Plausibility isn't this book's strong point, but there's plenty of suspense as it hurtles toward a final confrontation with the dark forces behind the deaths. While St. Claire (Don't You Wish) portrays Kenzie's passion for Latin somewhat shallowly, the teen's interest in all things Roman still proves a pivotal advantage as she unravels the mystery of the list. The combination of a determined, guilt-ridden heroine with esoteric knowledge and an evil conspiracy with ancient roots should appeal to fans of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series. Readers willing to suspend disbelief should find it an enjoyable and thrill-packed ride. Ages 12-up. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Junior year promises to be life-changing for Kenzie Summerall. It's been two years since her brother's tragic death and her mother became seized with a fear of Åaccidents, holding Kenzie practically hostage in her own home. It hasn't been too bad for Kenzie who has had less than a hopping social life until now. Now Kenzie is voted onto a list of the top 10 hottest girls in school. ÅAll of a sudden there are popular boys noticing her in the hall and parties to attend. It all seems like a harmless popularity game until the girls on the list start dying in their own tragic accidents one by one. It is up to Kenzie to determine whether it is simply a coincidence, a curse, or the act of a killer before it's too late. Part high school drama, part mystery, Åthis fast-paced novel will appeal to a broad range of readers who will have a difficult time putting it down. The surprise discovery at the end begs for a sequel.-Betsy Davison, Cortland Free Library, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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