Her best friend’s turning into a drug addict, the law is closing in and Scilla’s running out of options.

Scilla Davis doesn’t have high hopes for the summer that begins with her working behind the counter of a convenience store and is due to end with a court trial that could determine her entire future, but it’s way worse than she expected. As her best friend develops an ugly drug habit, Scilla fends off the advances of a nerdy conspiracy theory nut, is stalked by a sleazy FBI agent and tries to make sense of the country’s sudden obsession with a drug known as Ferocity. With the end of summer looming and her future in the balance, Scilla has to decide how far she’s willing to go to save herself.

Ferocity Summer is a gritty, contemporary YA novel for older teens. If David Lynch were ever to dabble in writing YA literature it might have the feel of this dark, realistic tale by Alissa Grosso.

Read this “enticing and much recommended pick” (Midwest Book Review) today.

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Praise for Ferocity Summer:

“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

“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

“Grosso’s dark effort will be in hot demand by some older teens.” Susan Riley, School Library Journal

“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