Jekel Loves Hyde
By Beth Fantaskey
Harcourt, 2010. 282 pgs. Young Adult
After her father is convicted of stealing money from his company and subsequently murdered, Jill Jekel is left alone and rejected by her peers. At her father’s funeral, Tristen Hyde, a new student who recently moved from England, approaches Jill, offering her words of comfort and a shoulder to cry on. When their science teacher suggests that Jill and Tristen team for the science contest offering a $30,000 grand prize, Tristen is not interested. However after talking to Jill and realizing that she may hold the key to his family’s dark secret-a secret which puts his life at stake-Tristen can’t refuse this “Jekel and Hyde” partnership.
This book is just as intriguing as Fantaskey’s first book, Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side but has a darker edge.