Young, Gifted and Dead

3.76 based on 338 ratings & 52 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 10.10.2013
ISBN: 9781447235767
Number of pages: 320

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

Within those pages was a hidden gem
The Guardian Children's Books
The book is full of suspense and Alyssa is a brilliant and slightly kooky narrator... [the story] is well-constructed and filled with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing
The School Librarian
On the whole, I enjoyed reading Young, Gifted & Dead by Lucy Carver... I would certainly recommend Young, Gifted & Dead, especially for those, like myself, who enjoyed reading and watching Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard.
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