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The Resource Find me, Romily Bernard

Find me, Romily Bernard

Label
Find me
Title
Find me
Statement of responsibility
Romily Bernard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When teen hacker and foster child Wick Tate finds a dead classmate's diary on her front step, with a note reading "Find me," she sets off on a perverse game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Award
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Review
  • Grades 9-12 When a dead girl’s diary is left on 16-year-old Wick’s doorstep, she decides to use her skills as a hacker to investigate. It turns out that the girl committed suicide after her involvement with a pedophile, whose attentions drove her to the fatal act. Things then get personal when it appears that Wick’s younger sister, Lily, is the pedophile’s next target. Meanwhile, Wick’s brutal, drug-dealing father, who is on the run from police, appears and is determined to involve his daughter in a computer scam. How will Wick handle all of this? Will her growing friendship with her computer lab partner, Griff, help? Yes, there is a lot going on in Bernard’s suspenseful first novel. Although the subplot about Wick’s father veers dangerously close to the gratuitous, Bernard still manages to keep a successful handle on her disparate story lines, maintaining the fast-paced, nail-biting action of this compulsively readable mystery, which will have readers on the edge of their seats. Clearly, Bernard’s debut is an auspicious one that will leave readers hungry for more. -- Cart, Michael (Reviewed 10-15-2013) (Booklist, vol 110, number 4, p60)
  • Here are some things Wick Tate knows: how to hack into almost any system; that, between her mother’s suicide and her abusive drug-dealing father, she’s responsible for keeping her sister, Lily, safe; and that no matter how loving their new foster parents seem, she can’t trust them or anyone else. Wick isn’t even sure she can trust herself—what if she’s too much like her father? Although Wick and Lily now have nice clothes and a stable living environment, the cop looking for their father keeps coming around, and their father’s partner can still force Wick to work for him. Then there are the memories churned up when a childhood friend kills herself, and her diary ends up in Wick’s hands. While Wick’s fears and suspicions initially seem overwrought, they grow to become entirely reasonable as she’s forced to make some very adult decisions. Throw in Wick’s burgeoning romance with classmate Griff and a genuinely suspenseful ending, and Bernard’s debut is effective as both high-intensity action novel and character study, and ripe for a sequel. Ages 13–up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 16, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 37, p)
  • Wicket Tate kicks into high gear with her hacking skills when her little sister is threatened following another girl's suicide. Wick and Lily's father is an abuser and a criminal, and it's been up to Wick to protect the naïve Lily ever since their mother jumped to her death; well-to-do foster parents Bren and Todd have given the girls a second chance, but Wick is still in survival mode. Classmate Tessa's death becomes personal when Wick finds a copy of Tessa's diary on her front porch in the middle of the night. Carson, the cop who's still looking for her dad, and Griff, an attractive fellow student, are pulled into the plot, along with Tessa's parents and sister. It's clear from the diary that Tessa was in an abusive relationship with an older man, but how to identify him and why there are threats against Lily remain murky. Wick's hacking activities are integral to the plot but are not as fully fleshed out as they should be, resulting in some telling rather than showing, distancing readers. Romance blossoms between Griff and Wick despite her resistance, adding a vulnerability to Wick's tough-cookie persona. The pace is so swift that there's no time for readers to examine minor inconsistencies or to wonder why such a smart hacker would sometimes give up so easily. A thriller chiller with some hot moments. (Suspense. 12-16)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10222623
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernard, Romily
Index
no index present
Intended audience
600
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.B4551354
LC item number
Fi 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wick Tate series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer hackers
  • Foster home care
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Computer hackers
  • Foster home care
  • Mystery and detective stories
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Find me, Romily Bernard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062229038
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827259794
Label
Find me, Romily Bernard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062229038
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827259794

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