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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: honesty, murder
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2006
Lexile Level: HL650L
Fry Reading Level: 4.0
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When his step-father Phil is shot dead in an apparent robbery, David becomes the prime suspect. Where was David that night, and what does he know about Phil?

David has figured out the truth about his step-father, and the day his kid-brother died. What will it take for him to tell? And how did he know?

Canadian Book Review Annual - June 1, 2008
"Highly Recommended."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review - November 18, 2007
"The short length, quick pace and elements of mystery combine to make this thriller another Orca Sounding title that will appeal to many readers."
TeensReadToo.com - January 1, 2007
"A beautifully written book. [The author] can definitely keep the reader attached and interested. A great read!"
KLIATT - November 1, 2006
"A well-written, compelling story to be enjoyed by [a] YA audience, especially male readers."
CM Magazine - September 29, 2006
"Fast-paced and edgy…Tell will satisfy any reader eager to solve a case…A clever, modern who-done-it. Highly Recommended."

Awards

YALSA Quick Picks  | 2007 | Short-listed
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2006 | Commended
Tayshas List  | 2008 | Commended
Arthur Ellis Award nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Stellar Award nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed

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Contemporary stories

Compelling characters

Linear plots

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