Teen raced through stacy_dekeyser's debut thriller Jump the Cracks. Teen wasn't the only one:
- “Bracingly realistic….With a combination of lively adventure and humane treatment of its characters, this is an absorbing and emotionally effective read.” — BCCB
- "Strong characters and fast-paced action." — VOYA
- "Thought-provoking....Introspective tweeners will find plenty to chew on." — Booklist
- “Teens are sure to find this an interesting read.” — School Library Journal
It's been nominated for YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults AND for the Texas Lone Star Reading List.
I asked, Stacy answered
A. What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you? Bonus question: have you used it, in any way,
in a book?
S. The Northridge, California earthquake of 1994. January 20th. A Monday. 4:28am. I thought the roof was going to collapse on all our heads.The noise and shaking were so violent that the tall dresser in the bedroom fell over about six feet from my head and I never heard it. I haven't used it in a book, but now that I think of it...maybe someday!
A. Mystery writers often give their characters an unreasoning fear - and then make them face it. Do you have any phobias, like fear of spiders or enclosed spaces?
S. Oh yikes, I hate centipedes. They're so fast and unpredictable and icky.
A. Do you have a favorite mystery book, author, or movie?
S. I love the old movie Charade, with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
A. At its heart, every story is a mystery. It asks why someone acts the way they did - or maybe what will
happen next. What question does your book ask?
S. "What would happen if a young girl decided she had to break the law in order to do the 'right thing'?"
A. Is there a mystery in life that you are still trying to figure out?
S. Definitely: God. As a matter of fact, that's what my next book is about. :)