Author: Francine Prose.
Genre: Fiction, YA, teen, children's lit, school shootings, thriller.
Publication Date: 2003.
Summary: After a school shooting 50 miles away, the new grief and crisis counselor (Dr. Willner) attempts to control the students' lives, using the recent tragedy as an excuse for increasingly restricting their lives. The school gradually is controlled by the grip of the administration, and students who do not comply with the new rules disappear, never to be seen again.
My rating: 6/10.
♥ And it was fine, no one expected us to volunteer, that was one good thing about Central. Everyone had a place; you were allowed to be who you were. I mean whoever you were. It was totally live and let live. But after Pleasant Valley, all that began to change. You started looking at other kids differently. Because the nasty lesson at Pleasant Valley was that kids you never thought about, kids you hardly even noticed... well, they could be thinking about you all the time. They could hate you and plan to kill you. Which turned out to have been the problem: No one ever noticed them until they started shooting.