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Young, Gifted and Dead

For ages 12+
3.76 based on 367 ratings & 56 reviews on Goodreads.com

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

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
Young, Gifted and Dead is an impressive debut which explores many contemporary issues whilst delivering a fast-moving, edgy and absorbing whodunit.
Lancashire Evening Post
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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