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GIRL SQUAD

Intrigue, romance, and woman energy: Hoover’s
debut novel delivers that and extra with small-town Texas attraction.

On this story set throughout the 1970s
in Dumas, Texas, readers meet Cal on the day she learns to her nice misery
that her dad and mom are getting separated. However distraction arrives within the type of
the brand new woman, Jane, who just lately relocated to the world along with her rich household
after dwelling in massive cities. When 15-year-old Cal and her greatest pal,
freckle-faced Rachel, get to know Jane at church camp, Cal develops emotions
for Jane, and so they quickly pursue a romantic relationship. Nonetheless, Cal is
fearful about her mom’s relationship with a wierd man. When her mother goes
lacking, the trio’s novice sleuthing leads them into hassle. Nervous that her
mother’s involvement with an organized crime chief might have led to her being
kidnapped, the women proceed to snoop till they’re caught within the heart of
the motion. The drama unfolds at a fair tempo between the brand new couple struggling
to return to phrases with their emotions and social expectations whereas fixing the
mysterious affair between Cal’s mother and the felony mastermind. In the end Cal
comes to grasp the complexities each of her mom’s state of affairs and her personal
identification. Main characters are assumed white; Native American characters are
referred to generically with out recognition of their nations.

A thriller/thriller wrapped in a
hopeful coming-of-age and coming-out story. (Thriller.
14-18)

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