Grit by Gillian French audiobook

Grit: A Novel

By Gillian French
Read by Caitlin Davies

HarperFestival, HarperCollins 9780062642554
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Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery * A Kirkus Best Book Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic town. “Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart." (starred review from Kirkus) “Keen plotting, evocative writing, and dynamic characterization make French a writer to watch.” (starred review from Booklist) Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering—especially when your ex-best friend goes missing. But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make—all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.

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Summary

Summary

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017 for Teens

Finalist for the 2018 Edgar Award for Best YA Novel

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery * A Kirkus Best Book

Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic town.

“Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart." (starred review from Kirkus)

“Keen plotting, evocative writing, and dynamic characterization make French a writer to watch.” (starred review from Booklist)

Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering—especially when your ex-best friend goes missing.

But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share.

Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make—all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Touching, funny, and wise, Grit takes you on a journey you’ll remember long after turning the last page.” Christian Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author
“Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Keen plotting, evocative writing, and dynamic characterization make French a writer to watch.” Booklist (starred review)
“The ending lands an effective punch as seemingly disparate threads join up.” Publishers Weekly
“This page-turner will hold the interest of mystery fans…A strong choice for most collections.” School Library Journal
“Slowly builds in intensity as more pieces of the truth come to light one by one, creating suspense that will keep readers turning pages.” VOYA
“Tough yet tender, Grit explores new things about the girl everyone thinks they know.” Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species

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Author Bio: Gillian French

Author Bio: Gillian French

Gillian French’s short fiction has appeared in various publications and anthologies. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine. She lives in Maine with her husband and son.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.45
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English