collective desire

by Deborah Ellis

As a straight-ahead murder mystery, True Blue represents a departure for author Deborah Ellis, who is known for her many stellar YA novels focusing on the lives of immigrant and refugee teens.

Long-time best friends Jess and Casey are camp counsellors together when the body of one of their eight-year-old charges is found inside the trunk of a hollow tree. The dead girl’s bloody T-shirt is later discovered in Casey’s luggage, and she is quickly arrested and charged with the murder. Read more…