Young, Gifted and Dead

3.75 based on 362 ratings & 54 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 10.10.2013
ISBN: 9781447241393
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

You can’t get into St Jude’s Academy unless you’re gifted, talented and supremely rich. New girl Alyssa is on a scholarship and feels like an outsider - she's not even that smart, apart from her photographic memory (and that's cheating, right?). Then one day her room-mate Lily is found floating face down in the lake. It looks like suicide, but, torn apart with guilt and grief, Alyssa is convinced that things aren't as they seem. Soon a jolted memory puts her on the trail of a sinister secret that might hold the clues to Lily's suspicious death. But Alyssa is in too deep, and she's being watched . . .

The first in a brand-new YA series, perfect for fans of The Gallagher Girls

In the media

I liked Young, Gifted and Dead right from the first page. The writing - fast and snarky - immediately pulled me in and before I knew it I was hooked. Like Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars, Young, Gifted and Dead is a cracking read that will keep you awake well into the night.
wondrousreads.com
But there's nothing predictable about Lucy Carver's characters or her plot... [and what] turns out to be a rattlingly good climax.
crimereview.co.uk
Within those pages was a hidden gem
The Guardian Children's Books