About the Book
Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town.
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering—especially when your ex-best friend goes missing.
But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make—all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.
Educator and Librarian Resources
“Tough yet tender, Grit explores new things about the girl everyone thinks they know.” —Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species
“Touching, funny, and wise, Grit takes you on a journey you’ll remember long after turning the last page.” —Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
“Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
- ISBN: 9780062642554
- ISBN 10: 0062642553
- Imprint: HarperTeen
- On Sale: 05/16/2017
- Pages: 304
- List Price: 21.99 CAD
- BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
- BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
- BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Themes / Sexual Abuse)