Spin

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338219210

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About the Author

Lamar Giles is the author of Spin; Overturned, which was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; Fake ID, which was an Edgar Award finalist and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; and Endangered, which was also an Edgar Award finalist, as well as the editor of the anthology Fresh Ink. Lamar is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. He resides in Virginia with his wife.

Reviews

Praise for Overturned
"An utterly compelling whodunit."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and two-time Edgar Award finalist, is in top form, weaving together the threads of his whodunit-and-why and resonantly depicting his characters' home and school lives. As a poker genius Nikki may be a singular sort of teenager, but she's grounded in desires and motivations that make her story as moving as it is thrilling."--New York Times Book Review

"Another Giles winner."--BCCB

"A fast-paced, endlessly intriguing mystery."--Booklist

"Giles excels at pulpy crime drama, including a romance with a wealthy casino heir, scattering a trail of clues and bluffs to keep readers guessing."--Publishers Weekly
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*

Praise for Fake ID
"Giles ups the ante of YA witness-protection tales with a chilling foray into a much broader conspiracy, teasing readers with plausible suspects and clever misdirections that play off the tropes of running-from-the-mob stories."--BCCB (starred review)
"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night."--Kirkus Reviews

"Conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike will be guessing right up to the end of this exciting debut."--Booklist
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
*Edgar Award Finalist*

Praise for Endangered
"Frequent plot twists and short, fast-moving sentences keep tension high. Suspenseful and often wise."--Kirkus Reviews
"Giles writes a fast-paced, gripping suspense novel with an engaging whodunit mystery."--VOYA
"Giles crafts an unpredictable psychological thriller filled with murky choices and colorful characters."--Publishers Weekly
"This title delivers another skillfully devised plot, supported by a fully fleshed cast whose identities . . . complicate but do not solely define their characters."--BCCB
*Edgar Award Finalist*
Praise for Spin
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"The first test of a whodunit is how heart-stopping and strange a thing has actually been dun. In Spin, Lamar Giles nails the murder...What's even more impressive is the subtle stuff you almost don't notice because Giles wears his intellect so lightly: the masterly knowledge of hip-hop and R&B; the command of technology's uses and abuses; the discerning ear for the way high schoolers talk.... A two-time nominee for an Edgar award, Giles is a terrific plotter...Spin champions the resourcefulness of teenagers and pities the grown-ups-villainous or just clueless--who underestimate them." --New York Times Book Review

* "Not to be missed." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

* "Spin delivers everything you could want in a book: lush, complex characters; a spine-chilling plot; a vividly drawn world; and, best of all, hip hop." --Booklist (starred review)

* "This novel transcends its genre." --School Library Journal (starred review)

* "This fast-paced tale seizes attention from the first thrown punch to the final curtain call. . . ." --Publishers Weekly

"Lamar Giles has spun together a fast-paced, music-forward whodunit..." --School Library Connection

Praise for Overturned
"An utterly compelling whodunit." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and two-time Edgar Award finalist, is in top form, weaving together the threads of his whodunit-and-why and resonantly depicting his characters' home and school lives. As a poker genius Nikki may be a singular sort of teenager, but she's grounded in desires and motivations that make her story as moving as it is thrilling." --New York Times Book Review

"Another Giles winner." --BCCB

"A fast-paced, endlessly intriguing mystery." --Booklist

"Giles excels at pulpy crime drama, including a romance with a wealthy casino heir, scattering a trail of clues and bluffs to keep readers guessing." --Publishers Weekly
*A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
*A Kirkus Best Book of the Year*

Praise for Fake ID
A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*
Edgar Award Finalist

*"Giles ups the ante of YA witness-protection tales with a chilling foray into a much broader conspiracy, teasing readers with plausible suspects and clever misdirections that play off the tropes of running-from-the-mob stories." --BCCB (starred review)

"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night." --Kirkus Reviews

"Conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike will be guessing right up to the end of this exciting debut." --Booklist

Praise for Endangered
Edgar Award Finalist

"Frequent plot twists and short, fast-moving sentences keep tension high. Suspenseful and often wise." --Kirkus Reviews

"Giles writes a fast-paced, gripping suspense novel with an engaging whodunit mystery." --VOYA

"Giles crafts an unpredictable psychological thriller filled with murky choices and colorful characters." --Publishers Weekly

"This title delivers another skillfully devised plot, supported by a fully fleshed cast whose identities ... complicate but do not solely define their characters." --BCCB