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All the Things We Do in the Dark



by
Saundra Mitchell

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Harper Teen
ISBN
9780062852595

Awards and Honors
Lambda Literary Awards LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult Finalists -2020
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Graphic Descriptions
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Mystery High Plus

There’s no such thing as a secret.

SOMETHING happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. But Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul. She has her best friend, Syd, and she has her tattoos—a colorful quilt, like a security blanket, over her whole body—and now, suddenly, she has Hailey. Beautiful, sweet Hailey, who seems to like Ava as much as she likes her.

But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else’s secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava’s discovery—and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she’s spent years building. Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own, do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave, and let it reopen old wounds—wounds that have finally begun to heal?

Author’s note. Resources.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Graphic Descriptions

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 1/3" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.6: points 9

Lexile

HL600L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2020

Book Genres

Coming of Age, Thriller

Topics

Rape. Rape survivors. Mystery and detective stories. Dating and relationships. Thrillers and suspense.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

In Mitchell’s latest teen thriller, secrets don’t stay buried for long, and the things we do in the dark aren’t hidden forever. For years, Ava has struggled with the aftereffects of being sexually assaulted, including a scar on her face that reminds her of it daily. When Ava unexpectedly stumbles upon a secret no one was meant to find in the woods, she has to decide what to do. A part of her knows the right thing is to tell an adult or the police, but the burdens of her own past beg her to keep the secret. An outstanding thriller concept and mystery plot will grab readers who love writing that is dark and emotional, and Ava’s internal struggles are authentic and heartfelt. This haunting and mysterious story will keep readers guessing until the final chapters. Teens who enjoyed Courtney Summers’s Sadie or Kathleen Glasgow’s Girl in Pieces will be invested. A standout choice for high school libraries where these titles circulate well.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In Mitchell’s latest teen thriller, secrets don’t stay buried for long, and the things we do in the dark aren’t hidden forever. For years, Ava has struggled with the aftereffects of being sexually assaulted, including a scar on her face that reminds her of it daily. When Ava unexpectedly stumbles upon a secret no one was meant to find in the woods, she has to decide what to do. A part of her knows the right thing is to tell an adult or the police, but the burdens of her own past beg her to keep the secret. An outstanding thriller concept and mystery plot will grab readers who love writing that is dark and emotional, and Ava’s internal struggles are authentic and heartfelt. This haunting and mysterious story will keep readers guessing until the final chapters. Teens who enjoyed Courtney Summers’s Sadie or Kathleen Glasgow’s Girl in Pieces will be invested. A standout choice for high school libraries where these titles circulate well.

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