Caroline Bock - LIE/BEFORE MY EYES -YA Novels
Caroline Bock - Award-winning story collection, CARRY HER HOME, in October
                Someone is falling in love...
someone is popping pills...
and someone is hearing a voice
and has 
a gun.
But no one wants to see
what is happening right
before their eyes

"GRIPPING..."
-Publishers Weekly

"GRIPPING, DISTURBING AND NUANCED." 
-Kirkus Reviews

"In the opening scene of unflinching thriller Before My Eyes—reminiscent of the shooting at Gabby Giffords’ political rally in 2011—a gunman pulls out a weapon at a Labor Day campaign rally for New York state senator Glenn Cooper. Who is the target? What is the motive? And how will the crowd react to and the tragedy? ...The thought-provoking story broaches such topics as recognizing signs of mental illness, caring for the mentally ill, gun control and the difficulties of each... a rich opportunity to start a dialogue on these issues that continue to plague America." 
-- BookPage

"Every one of Bock's fragile characters hides an unflinching inner backbone of steel. Impassioned and moving." - Elizabeth Wein, bestselling author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire.                                                                                                                                



Everybody  knows, nobody's talking.  That's what's being passed from friend-to-friend as 
seventeen year-old
Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police in her nice suburban
Long Island town.  Her boyfriend Jimmy, baseball and football star--a  Scholar-Athlete -- stands accused of brutally assaulting two young
El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness along with Jimmy's best friend Sean.
 
But when Skylar and Sean begin to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother steps up to demand justice, they must figure out why they followed Jimmy--and if they will lie to protect him.
 
LIE was Inspired by true events, most notably the murder of Marcelo Lucero in November of 2008 in Long Island by a group of teens. 
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