This novel is sometimes credited as the first YA novel. It is a mystery type story written in a multi-genre format. The narrative part of this story engaged me quickly, however the “transcripts” that were interspersed lost me. I think that students could get into this book because it makes you want to figure out what is happening. I think this would be a good book for 9th or 10th graders that are reading at or slightly above grade level due to the complexity of the novel. This can be used as a class or individual read.
Margaret A Edwards Award 1991