Bound To Stay Bound

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 Keep this to yourself
 Author: Ryan, Tom

 Publisher:  Whitman (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 309 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 773717 ISBN: 9780807541517
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Homicide -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction
 Gay teenagers -- Fiction
 Grief -- Fiction

Price: $8.19

After high school graduation, Mac focuses on finding the serial killer who murdered his best friend the previous summer, while working through his own feelings for the deceased.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 20.0   Quiz: 75991

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2019 In this tense, compelling mystery, a gay teen mourning his best friend’s murder turns amateur detective upon discovering new evidence. Police never caught the serial killer that terrorized Camera Cove last summer, leaving the four victims’ loved ones without closure. Since then, Mac hasn’t thought much about life after high school; he can only think of Connor, the Catalog Killer’s final victim, and how his future was taken away. Then Mac finds a hidden note that Connor left him and becomes convinced that Connor knew the killer’s identity, leading Mac to investigate the residents of Camera Cove with new eyes. Suspicion turns to paranoia in Ryan’s clever whodunit, which uses classic misdirection to keep Mac, and thus readers, from guessing the shocking truth. Alongside the well-plotted mystery is a sweet romance that develops between Mac and Quill, a Black teen related to another victim. With an atmospheric setting and relatable characters, this is a solid choice for mystery fans, especially those who enjoyed Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit (2018). - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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