Today I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for a book that I think is very important, Canary by Rachele Alpine. Big thanks go out to Rachele and to AToMR Tours!
Canary by Rachele Alpine
Release date: August 1, 2013
Publisher: Medallion Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.
Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.
But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.
I used to think being just like Dad was a compliment.
I grew up watching him slay my dragons.
He was my prince, saving me from the dangers that lurked under my bed in the dark.
Now I understand the danger of exalting someone.
The privilege, the favors, the special treatment.
How you have to chose to worship the gods or get stepped on by the followers.
My friends, my boyfriend, the past months at Beacon.
I know about these privileges, the favors, the special treatment.
And I never say anything.
Instead, I use it to my benefit.
I walk over those below me.
I finally am like Dad.
And I’m not sure I like who I have become.
About the Author:
Rachele Alpine is a lover of sushi, fake mustaches, and Michael Jackson. One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. By day she’s a high school English teacher, and by night she writes with the companionship of the world’s cutest dog, Radley, a big cup of coffee, and a full bag of gummy peaches. Rachele lives with her husband in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.
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