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Emily and Sam


Cate Carlyle

Ginny's life suddenly comes to a screeching halt one fateful Monday when a shooter shows up at Southwestern High School during first period.

In lockdown with both the homeroom sub and her secret crush Owen badly wounded, Ginny finds herself teamed up with Kayla, one of the “Barbies.” Together, they must try to keep their classmates alive amid terror and pain.

As the chaos continues, Ginny is plagued with questions. Has she judged Kayla too harshly? Will she ever have the chance to ask Owen to prom? Will the fight she had with her mom before school be their last interaction ever?

With the uncertainty of everyone making it out alive growing with every minute, there’s only one thing Ginny knows for sure: no one is making it out unchanged.

Featured in Quill and Quire's 2019 Fall Preview


October 2019

167 Pages | 5.5 × 8.5

Young Adult (14+)

ISBN 9781988761398



"Young adult readers will be kept on the edge of their seats and may well want to finish the entire gripping story in one sitting." – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

About the Author:

Cate Carlyle began her career as a teacher and eventually transitioned to work in elementary school, academic, and public libraries. Currently a curriculum resource coordinator and librarian at a university in Nova Scotia, Cate also reviews children’s and young adult books for CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials. Cate’s first book, Your Passport to International Librarianship chronicles her international volunteer work, and she has also had her fictional short stories published, with one shortlisted by the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Nova Writes competition. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @liberrycate.

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