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Choker

Choker

For Ages: 14 and up
What are best friends for? Murder, maybe.

Zoe and Cara were as close as friends could be—until Zoe moved away in fourth grade. Miserable without Zoe, Cara grew into an unhappy sixteen-year-old, tormented by the popular girls and nursing a hopeless crush. Then one day Cara returns home from a miserable day at school to find Zoe sitting on her bed. Shocked and delighted, Cara agrees to hide Zoe from troubles at home and the two resume their friendship as though no time has passed. Zoe even helps Cara get up the courage to stand up for herself and talk to her crush. But when one of the popular girls winds up dead, Cara begins to suspect that Zoe is responsible, and her questions only feed Zoe’s anger. As Cara searches for answers, she is forced to confront a deadly truth….
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442412354 | 
  • January 2011 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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Chapter 1

CARA LANGE STOOD IN THE DOORWAY OF THE CAFE- teria, her nylon lunch bag in one hand. The din of chattering students floated above the sea of white Formica-topped tables, and a steamy potato-and-onion aroma emanated from the kitchen. Cara paused. She wasn’t sure she could stand another lunch tacked onto the other track girls like a vestigial organ—completely useless and unnecessary. She considered fleeing to the parking lot and eating lunch in her yellow ’99 Volvo. But no. She wasn’t that lame.

Not yet.

Cara forced her legs across the brown-tiled room. Sherman High... see more

About the Author

Elizabeth Woods

Choker is Elizabeth Woods' debut novel. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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