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Dead-End Job

by Vicki Grant

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Frances works the night shift at a local convenience store, dividing her time between restocking shelves and working on her art. Her routine is broken one night when Devin comes into the store. He claims to be the son of a famous local artist and offers her advice on her drawings. Although he seems to know way too much about her, Frances decides, against the advice of her boyfriend, that he is odd but harmless. By the time she realizes the danger she is in, Devin is completely obsessed with her and convinced that if he can't have her, no one will. Frances will be forced to use all her strength to escape from Devin.
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About the Author

Vicki Grant

VICKI GRANT left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She has written many books for young readers, including Not Suitable for Family Viewing, winner of the Red Maple Award, Quid Pro Quo, winner of the Author Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Fiction, Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret, Pig Boy and B Negative. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Web: vickigrant.com

Twitter: @VickiGrantYA

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Short-listed, YALSA Quick Picks
Editorial Reviews

"[The] danger comes through clearly in the story and will keep the readers engaged until the end. A good, fast read."

— SouthWestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

“Simply written, with an emphasis on plot and suspense, it makes for a fine non-television alternative.”

— Monday Magazine

“It is a quick, easy read with a high-impact ending. It will appeal to teens looking for an easily digestible stalker beach read.”

— VOYA

“This is an intense, plot-driven book that hits many familiar yet upsetting notes. The tension is meted out in a deliberate manner. The spare text makes it a strong choice for reluctant readers.”

— School Library Journal

"A quick read, Dead-End Job is a real page-turner."

— KLIATT

“Suspenseful yet believable...The stalker scenario is realistically plotted and a good subject for a hi-lo book as this situation is one that may be (unfortunately) experienced by some young women...Recommended.”

— CM Magazine

“Though an easy-to-read novel, this will be a good read for any teen, and worth much discussion given that so many girls and women are at some point stalked. Be sure to give this to a young girl you care about.”

— Hi-Rise

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