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Dead Girl Moon

Charlie Price

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

As their hardscrabble lives intertwine in a small, corrupt Montana town, Grace, a scheming runaway, JJ, her drifty fostercare sister, and Mick, the son of a petty thief, discover the body of a young woman. Afraid to come forward, the teens try to hide their knowledge of the crime, because they believe the murderer is one of the corrupt officials and businessmen who rule their town. But after a series of false moves and dumb mistakes, the teens are soon suspects themselves in a murder investigation threatening their freedom—and maybe their lives.

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AT THREE IN THE MORNING, when everyone else is asleep, you can hear your brother’s lungs expanding. You can smell the rum and cola on his breath. If your eyes are used to the dark, it’s surprising how well you can see. The crinkles in his ear. Sideburns, acne lumps on his cheeks. The edge of his hairline where you’re going to plant the hammer. How hard will you have to swing it to break through and still pull it out again?
Grace lowered it to her side and let it move back and forth to get a sense of its momentum, raised it shoulder high and rotated
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Praise for Dead Girl Moon

“Writing with visceral, unsentimental realism, Price (Desert Angel) follows the trio’s attempts to uncover the murder and figure out their lives.”—Publishers Weekly

“Three teens, variously abandoned and abused, become involved in a small-town murder that exposes their own exploitation in revealing ways . . . [A] heartbreaking . . . picture of how our society fails adolescents as they come of age.”   —Kirkus Reviews

"Readers who sweat bullets through Price’s Desert Angel will grab this right up." - BCCB

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Children's Review: Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-374-31752-2
The embattled lives of three teenagers entangle with the murder of a teenage prostitute in a depressed Montana town, in a mystery that draws in power and class struggles, drugs, sex, and economic and
- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Charlie Price

  • CHARLIE PRICE lives in northern California. He works as a coach for business executives and has also worked with at-risk teens in schools, hospitals, and communities. Dead Girl Moon is his fifth novel.

  • Charlie Price
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Dead Girl Moon

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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