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Even if we break

by Nijkamp, Marieke,

Format: Print Book 2020
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"Immersive and captivating. Thrilling in every sense of the word." --KAREN M. MCMANUS, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of One of Us is Lyingand One of Us is Next

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends who go to a cabin to play a murder mystery game...only to have the game turned against them.

FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.

For five friends, this was supposed to be one last getaway before going their separate ways--a chance to say goodbye to each other, and to the game they've been playing for the past three years. But they're all dealing with their own demons, and they're all hiding secrets.

Finn doesn't trust anyone since he was attacked a few months ago. Popular girl Liva saw it happen and did nothing to stop it. Maddy was in an accident that destroyed her sports career. Carter is drowning under the weight of his family's expectations. Ever wants to keep the game going for as long as they can, at all costs.

When the lines between game and reality start to blend with deadly consequences, it's a race against time before it's game over--forever.

Are you ready to play?

Perfect for readers who love:

teenage mystery books or YA horror LGBT stories about intersectional groups of friends Karen McManus, Gretchen McNeil, or Natasha Preston

Praise for Even If We Break:
"The darkly twisted ode to self-discovery briskly whisks an intersectionally inclusive group through a reasonably stormy, emotionally charged scenario that considers the sometimes-steep price of growing up and growing apart."--Publishers Weekly
"An engaging read, providing readers with some solid suspense, andtwists to sink their teeth into."--Booklist
"A fast-paced thrillerthat will leave you both gushing over the geekiness and gasping over the game."--Rachel Strolle, Glenside Public Library District

More Teen Thrillers by Marieke Nijkamp:
This Is Where It Ends
Before I Let Go

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Five friends--Finn, Ever, Liva, Carter, and Maddy--make their way to a remote cabin for one last weekend of their long-standing role-playing game. Things have been tense for some time now, but they agree to get together and end things congenially before going their separate ways. Not long after the game begins, however, things quickly get out of control, starting with a malfunctioning fireplace, electrocution, runes drawn with what looks like blood, and people disappearing, with clues revealing secrets each of them hoped to keep hidden. Although the inevitable first death in the second act brings some momentum to the slow-build opening chapters, the exposition-heavy third act disrupts the flow. Nijkamp (Before I Let Go, 2018) ensures that her characters are diverse with respect to gender, ability, and class--Finn and Ever are trans, Finn uses crutches, Maddy is neurodivergent, and Liva's family is wealthy. Pacing issues aside, this is an engaging read, providing readers with some solid suspense, and twists to sink their teeth into."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Nijkamp's (This Is Where It Ends) psychological thriller again showcases the author's talent in drawing readers into characters' internal struggles. Originally brought together by a murder mystery RPG, five seemingly white teens across Stardust High's cliques are now being pulled apart. Autistic Maddy's car accident ended her lacrosse career; trans boy Finn, who uses crutches due to arthritis, dislikes asking for help; nonbinary and trans teen Ever experiences increasing responsibilities to their family; Carter's family pressures him to be "more"; and Liva seeks to live up to her wealthy family's expectations. Drawn together for one last game, the splintered group arrives at Liva's family cabin in the Arizona mountains. What starts off as a bittersweet last hurrah in their beloved shared world quickly turns into a nightmare haunted by the mountain's legendary ghosts and the group's inner demons. Though the conceit is well trod and characters' alternating voices can feel indistinct, the darkly twisted ode to self-discovery briskly whisks an intersectionally inclusive group through a reasonably stormy, emotionally charged scenario that considers the sometimes-steep price of growing up and growing apart. Ages 14--up. Agent: Jennifer Udden, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Fantasy games -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher Naperville, Illinois :2020
Language English
Description 309 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781492636113
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