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Medallion Press
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5.0 X 7.8 X 1.5 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Rachele Alpine is a high school English teacher and blogs at She lives in Mentor, Ohio.


"This is a captivating tale that addresses a lot of contemporary issues in a sensitive and thought-provoking way." --Nicki J. Markus, author, "Day-Walker" and "Time Keepers"
"A searing and tender portrait of the complexities of high school friendships, dating and privilege. "Canary" is a testament to the power of the hard-won truths." --Daisy Whitney, author, "The Mockingbirds" and "When You Were Here"
"Rachele Alpine's "Canary" sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains." --Erin Jade Lange, author, "Butter"
"The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, "Canary" is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions." --Jennifer Brown, author, "Hate List"
"Rachele is an author to watch, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future!" --Trish Doller, author, "Something Like Normal" and "Where the Stars Still Shine"
"Alpine's "Canary" is a deeply-felt, poignant account of someone trying to find strength in a world that has hurled its worst at her. Alpine has created a compelling narrator in Kate and the challenges she must face are both realistic and heartbreaking." --Colleen Clayton, author, "What Happens Next"
"Sometimes I feel like I need a lot of words to describe a story and convince people to read it. This time I'm not going to. Canary is so much better than that. I need not convince you anymore." --Open Book Society
"I also admire how the subtexts of family, of privilege and how it is exploited, of bullying, and the sexual vulnerability of many girls are presented. . . . It is a powerful story that evokes intense emotions. . . . I encourage you to grab a copy of Canary. . . ." --Jhobell Kristyl, "Book Maven"