{"id":408400021,"title":"Devin Rhodes Is Dead","handle":"devin-rhodes-is-dead","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/meet-the-author-jennifer-wolf-kam\" title=\"Jennifer Wolf Kam\"\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDevin Rhodes is dead. It's my fault.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHigh school freshman Cass has questions. How did her best friend Devin’s body end up at the bottom of Woodacre Ravine? Was Cass really responsible? Is it just the untold truth haunting Cass\u003cspan\u003e—\u003c\/span\u003eor is it Devin's ghost?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe thing is, Devin and Cass's best-friendship wasn't doing so great. And Cass hasn't told anyone—not the police, not even Devin's mother—the truth as she knows it. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTold in alternating before-and-after chapters, Cass details the mysterious events surrounding Devin’s “wrongful death\" in a hunt for her own answers. Fraught with turbulent teen changes, this gripping mystery is perfect for fans of \u003cem\u003eRiverdale, My Favorite Murder\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003eGone Girl.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-importance-of-wings\" title=\"The Importance of Wings\"\u003eThe Importance of Wings\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/secrets-of-the-cirque-medrano\" title=\"Secrets of the Cirque Medrano\"\u003eSecrets of the Cirque Medrano\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/CAy-ODNylIY\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam began writing stories as soon as she could hold a crayon. Today she holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. \u003cem\u003eDevin Rhodes Is Dead\u003c\/em\u003e is her first novel and the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Children’s Book of the Year Award. Jennifer lives in a suburb of New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/meet-the-author-jennifer-wolf-kam\" title=\"Jennifer Wolf Kam\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Jennifer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner of the NAESP Chapter Book Competition\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominee, VOYA’s Top Shelf: Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eConvinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCass gradually reveals the actual events in chapters that alternate between \"after\" and \"before.\" Devin is not the most likable of creatures though infinitely prettier than her more \"ample\" friend and completely boy-obsessed. Fifteen-year-old Cass recalls various humiliations at Devin's hands as well as her increasing isolation from other friends as the result of Devin's machinations. As the truth of the killing finally emerges, first-time novelist Kam keeps atmosphere, suspense and characters realistically entwined. The language has a somewhat old-fashioned flavor, and although readers are soon likely to suspect that Cass is a rather unreliable narrator, Cass' supernatural experience and revelation of events unfold smoothly. The well-developed cast of characters provides the needed red herrings in classic mystery fashion. Ideal for middle school readers who are on the cusp of discovering their romantic selves, Devin's reckless sexualized encounters with the opposite sex contrast well with Cass' careful exploration of her own interest in a boy who actually sees her and finds her attractive. The charm necklaces the two girls purchase to epitomize their best friend status thread symbolically through the narrative, keeping the focus on their relationship.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA surprisingly deft mystery for early teens.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-CVR.jpg?v=1425582740\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-hires.zip?14910028937953569785\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-excerpt.pdf?1724946812380693092\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload an Excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-discussion-guide.pdf?17133322102219566324\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Discussion Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardcover\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-934133-59-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eE-book EPUB\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-752-1\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-books\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 12 and up \u003cbr\u003ePage count: 240\u003cbr\u003e5 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e⁄\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e⁄\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-02-04T13:43:00-05:00","created_at":"2015-02-04T13:43:14-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Middle Grade","Browse by Age_Young Adult","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Language_English"],"price":1695,"price_min":1695,"price_max":1695,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1066823357,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"33590","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Devin Rhodes Is Dead - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1695,"weight":374,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-934133-59-0","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-cover.jpg?v=1586790877"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-cover.jpg?v=1586790877","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Devin Rhodes Is Dead book cover","id":2473188327503,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.628,"height":956,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-cover.jpg?v=1570469824"},"aspect_ratio":0.628,"height":956,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-cover.jpg?v=1570469824","width":600}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/meet-the-author-jennifer-wolf-kam\" title=\"Jennifer Wolf Kam\"\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDevin Rhodes is dead. It's my fault.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHigh school freshman Cass has questions. How did her best friend Devin’s body end up at the bottom of Woodacre Ravine? Was Cass really responsible? Is it just the untold truth haunting Cass\u003cspan\u003e—\u003c\/span\u003eor is it Devin's ghost?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe thing is, Devin and Cass's best-friendship wasn't doing so great. And Cass hasn't told anyone—not the police, not even Devin's mother—the truth as she knows it. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTold in alternating before-and-after chapters, Cass details the mysterious events surrounding Devin’s “wrongful death\" in a hunt for her own answers. Fraught with turbulent teen changes, this gripping mystery is perfect for fans of \u003cem\u003eRiverdale, My Favorite Murder\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003eGone Girl.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-importance-of-wings\" title=\"The Importance of Wings\"\u003eThe Importance of Wings\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/secrets-of-the-cirque-medrano\" title=\"Secrets of the Cirque Medrano\"\u003eSecrets of the Cirque Medrano\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/CAy-ODNylIY\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJennifer Wolf Kam began writing stories as soon as she could hold a crayon. Today she holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. \u003cem\u003eDevin Rhodes Is Dead\u003c\/em\u003e is her first novel and the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Children’s Book of the Year Award. Jennifer lives in a suburb of New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/meet-the-author-jennifer-wolf-kam\" title=\"Jennifer Wolf Kam\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Jennifer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner of the NAESP Chapter Book Competition\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominee, VOYA’s Top Shelf: Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eConvinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCass gradually reveals the actual events in chapters that alternate between \"after\" and \"before.\" Devin is not the most likable of creatures though infinitely prettier than her more \"ample\" friend and completely boy-obsessed. Fifteen-year-old Cass recalls various humiliations at Devin's hands as well as her increasing isolation from other friends as the result of Devin's machinations. As the truth of the killing finally emerges, first-time novelist Kam keeps atmosphere, suspense and characters realistically entwined. The language has a somewhat old-fashioned flavor, and although readers are soon likely to suspect that Cass is a rather unreliable narrator, Cass' supernatural experience and revelation of events unfold smoothly. The well-developed cast of characters provides the needed red herrings in classic mystery fashion. Ideal for middle school readers who are on the cusp of discovering their romantic selves, Devin's reckless sexualized encounters with the opposite sex contrast well with Cass' careful exploration of her own interest in a boy who actually sees her and finds her attractive. The charm necklaces the two girls purchase to epitomize their best friend status thread symbolically through the narrative, keeping the focus on their relationship.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA surprisingly deft mystery for early teens.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-CVR.jpg?v=1425582740\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-hires.zip?14910028937953569785\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-excerpt.pdf?1724946812380693092\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload an Excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/devin-rhodes-is-dead-discussion-guide.pdf?17133322102219566324\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Discussion Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardcover\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-934133-59-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eE-book EPUB\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-752-1\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-books\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 12 and up \u003cbr\u003ePage count: 240\u003cbr\u003e5 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e⁄\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e⁄\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Devin Rhodes Is Dead

By: Jennifer Wolf Kam

Devin Rhodes is dead. It's my fault.

High school freshman Cass has questions. How did her best friend Devin’s body end up at the bottom of Woodacre Ravine? Was Cass really responsible? Is it just the untold truth haunting Cassor is it Devin's ghost?

The thing is, Devin and Cass's best-friendship wasn't doing so great. And Cass hasn't told anyone—not the police, not even Devin's mother—the truth as she knows it. 

Told in alternating before-and-after chapters, Cass details the mysterious events surrounding Devin’s “wrongful death" in a hunt for her own answers. Fraught with turbulent teen changes, this gripping mystery is perfect for fans of Riverdale, My Favorite Murder, and Gone Girl.

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Jennifer Wolf Kam, author

Jennifer Wolf Kam began writing stories as soon as she could hold a crayon. Today she holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Devin Rhodes Is Dead is her first novel and the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Children’s Book of the Year Award. Jennifer lives in a suburb of New York City.

Read more about Jennifer.

  • Winner of the NAESP Chapter Book Competition
  • Nominee, VOYA’s Top Shelf: Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015

Kirkus Reviews

Convinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt.

Cass gradually reveals the actual events in chapters that alternate between "after" and "before." Devin is not the most likable of creatures though infinitely prettier than her more "ample" friend and completely boy-obsessed. Fifteen-year-old Cass recalls various humiliations at Devin's hands as well as her increasing isolation from other friends as the result of Devin's machinations. As the truth of the killing finally emerges, first-time novelist Kam keeps atmosphere, suspense and characters realistically entwined. The language has a somewhat old-fashioned flavor, and although readers are soon likely to suspect that Cass is a rather unreliable narrator, Cass' supernatural experience and revelation of events unfold smoothly. The well-developed cast of characters provides the needed red herrings in classic mystery fashion. Ideal for middle school readers who are on the cusp of discovering their romantic selves, Devin's reckless sexualized encounters with the opposite sex contrast well with Cass' careful exploration of her own interest in a boy who actually sees her and finds her attractive. The charm necklaces the two girls purchase to epitomize their best friend status thread symbolically through the narrative, keeping the focus on their relationship.

A surprisingly deft mystery for early teens.

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ISBN: 978-1-934133-59-0

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Ages: 12 and up
Page count: 240
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