Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Formats: Trade Paperback, E-book
Praise for Ferocity Summer:
“An engaging, realistic journey into drug addiction and bad decision making. Grosso’s FEROCITY SUMMER is a riveting read.”
—A.S. King, author of the Printz honor book PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ
“With a psychological tale woven in, “Ferocity Summer” is an enticing and much recommended pick for general fiction collections.” Children’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
“This book is definitely for the oldest of the teen audience with intense language and sexuality, and adult readers will devour it as well, remembering their narrow escapes during their adolescence . . . The mixed messages adolescents receive from their elders also ring true here. This is recommended for medium to large young adult library collections.” VOYA, June 2012
“Grosso’s dark effort will be in hot demand by some older teens.” Susan Riley, School Library Journal, May 2012
“more than a few psychological twists” Philip Potempa, The Times of Northwest Indiana, August 2, 2012
What happens when the only escape from crushing despair is betrayal?
“Would you rather be dead and know it, or alive and not know it?”
Scilla Davis is haunted by a horrible accident that she was involved in last summer—a drunken, reckless joyride that ended in tragedy. With a big trial looming, life seems empty, unreal, and utterly hopeless. It’s especially painful watching her best friend, Willow, slowly destroy herself with pills and booze. Yet Scilla can’t seem to wrest Willow—or herself—from a path of self-destruction.
But there might be a possible escape from this nightmare. As a dangerous new drug called Ferocity sweeps the nation, an FBI agent asks Scilla to turn narc and help locate the Ferocity kingpin. In exchange, she could avoid conviction for her role in the accident. All she has to do is deceive and betray people she’s known all her life . . .
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