Page Count: 240
Age Range: 12 and up
Genre: Realistic, mystery, thriller
Alice Robie’s father has been murdered, and the police have an e-mail message in which Alice confesses to the crime. When her own mother suspects her, Alice has no choice but to flee in the hope of proving her innocence.
If you like suspense, this is a great pick! Caroline B. Cooney is such a great author, but this one is a throwback– make sure you read it around someone born before 2000 in case you run into any questions, like “what is a pay phone?”