Escape Theory (Keaton School #1)
By Margaux Froley
Soho Teen, 2013. 272 pages. Young adult.
When the popular Jason Hutchings (Hutch, to his friends) is found dead of an overdose at a prestigious California boarding school, the assumption is that he committed suicide. But Devon, a peer counselor at the school who has been harboring a secret crush on Hutch since her freshman year, knows that suicide was very out of character for the easy-going teen. As she works to console his friends, she also starts gathering clues to try to discover what really happened the day he died.
Froley's debut novel is full of twists, turns, and surprises that will keep readers guessing what is going to happen next. It is very edgy and atmospheric and her plot is tightly woven, but it does get bogged down at some points. Keep pushing through - the end will be worth the wait!