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Gail Giles

Full Name: Gail Giles
Gender: Female
Hometown: Galveston
Number of Works: 8
Gail Giles is the author of four young adult novels. Her debut novel, Shattering Glass, was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a Book Sense 76 selection, and a Booklist Top 10 Mystery for Youth selection. The novel is about an high school boy named Simon Glass that is helped to become one of the most popular dogs in school by other students. Her second novel, Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters, was an ALA Top 10 Quick pick (2003) and a Book Sense 76 selection. Her third novel, Playing in Traffic, is an epic story about a boy trying to help a gothic girl.

She is a former high school teacher who grew up in Texas and now lives there happily with her husband, two dogs, and three cats. Gail has one son and two grandsons.

ISBN: 0316166391, 9780316166393
Keywords: mcbride, cass, happened
Pages: 240
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

Kyle Kirby has planned a cruel and unusual revenge on Cass McBride, the most popular girl in school, for the death of his brother David. He digs a hole. Drugs Cass. Kidnaps her. Puts her in a box-underground. He buries her alive. But Kyle makes a fatal error: Cass knows the power of words. She uses fear as her weapon to keep her nemesis talking - and to keep herself breathing during the most harrowing 48 hours of her life. A vivid, complex, and insightful work of suspense.
ISBN: 0689858000, 9780689858000
Keywords: glass, shattering
Pages: 224
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

When Rob, the charismatic leader of the senior class, decides to turn the class nerd into Prince Charming, his cruel challenge leads to violence and death. Vigorous and controversial, Shattering Glass heralds the arrival of a new voice in Young Adult fiction.
ISBN: 0316166367, 9780316166362
Keywords: right
Pages: 304
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0689866240, 9780689866241
Keywords: letters, write, don, girls, dead
Pages: 128
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

Sunny Reynold's sister, Jazz, dies in a fire. Then one day a letter arrives, a letter from Jazz. A girl follows. But she can't possibly be Jazz--or can she? She seems to know all the family secrets, but Not-Jazz clearly has a few secrets of her own. Compelling, edgy, and suspenseful, Dead Girls Don't Write Letters will keep you guessing. And just when you think you know what's real and what's not, Gail Giles unfurls another surprise.
ISBN: 0316068861, 9780316068864
Keywords: song
Pages: 292
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 60%

Mark said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Mark said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he'll stop at nothing--even using his guns--to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make th
ISBN: 1416909265, 9781416909262
Keywords: traffic, playing
Pages: 176
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

I WAS THE GHOST OF THE SCHOOL CORRIDORS.SKYE WAS THE DEVIL.AND I WAS DOOMED FROM THE DAY SHE SPOKE TO MESkye Colby? She's the multi-pierced, multi-tattooed girl hanging around the cybercafés, always out at odd hours in marginal places. The jocks call her "slut puppy," the bland blondes in the plaid miniskirts wrinkle their noses at her, the teachers think she's brilliant, and the counselors call her unstable.She's all of those things. So why has she singled out Matt Lathrop, an almost invisible nobody, for special attention? Clearly her agenda is dangerous, and clearly Matt should w
ISBN: 0440414962, 9780440414964
Keywords: dragon, breath
Pages: 112
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

"This gentle story portrays the prior experiences and emotions of many immigrants--hardship, vivid memories, and hope . . . will attract reluctant older readers as well as students assigned to learn something about an Eastern culture ("School Library Journal"). "Strong sympathetic characters and the evocative Thai setting are an integral part of this well-told story".--"Kirkus Review".
ISBN: 1933771674, 9781933771670
Keywords: hopkins, crank, glass, ellen, authors, monster, favorite, flirtin
Pages: 180
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Flirtin' with the Monster pulls back the curtain on Ellen Hopkins' smart and daring books Crank and Glass and explores their appeal and originality through a compilation of serious yet fascinating essays. In addition to fan essays, Flirtin' with the Monster takes a deeper look at the issues behind Hopkins' bestselling novels by allowing the real teenage girl who inspired the meth-addicted main character to contribute an essay. Ellen Hopkins doesn't shy away from serious yet crucial teen topics, and whether it's homosexuality or suicide, she paints a very real picture of the issue. W