June Pick: The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
The Year of the Gadfly is the Buttery Books June book club selection.
Description (from Amazon.com)
“Storied, fiercely competitive Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code; its reputation has been unsullied for decades. Now a long-dormant secret society, Prisom’s Party, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction.”
“Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels sure she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors.”
“The Year of the Gadfly is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, deeply buried secrets, and the lifelong reverberations of losing someone you love. Following in the tradition of classic school novels such as A Separate Peace, Prep, and The Secret History, it reminds us how these years haunt our lives forever.”
“Part Dead Poet’s Society. Part Heathers. Entirely addictive.”–Glamour
“A smoldering mystery set in a New England prep school… The author skillfully ratchets up the tension as Iris (and the reader) finds it harder and harder to tell who the good guys are… A gripping thrill ride that’s also a thoughtful coming-of-age story.“–Kirkus Reviews
“In this engrossing novel, a would-be journalist unearths scandalous secrets at her prep school with the help of a famous reporter’s ghost.”–O Magazine
“A coming of age page-turner.”—Library Journal
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