Join Us For Our Next Meeting
The South Aiken High School Book Club is for students in all grades who are enthusiastic readers looking for new novels to engage their minds and read for enjoyment. Books that will be highlighted and discussed will be chosen from the 2020-2021 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award (SCYABA) list.
The sixth South Aiken High Book Club Meeting will be held on Monday, March 9 during the Power Hour in the Media Center. Members will discuss Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.
This title, and all the others on the 2020-2021 SCYABA list, can now be checked out in the Media Center. Visit Destiny, and log-in with your network credentials to put a book on hold or check out an e-book.
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by Maureen Johnson Year Published:
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.