Speaking of deadly and dangerous, fans of veteran young adult author Ilsa J. Bick already know that her writing is pretty…intense. (Like certain brands of mouthwash. “You can handle it. Some critics can’t.”) The Sin-Eater’s Confession is no exception. When Ben, an Ivy League-bound high school senior, befriends quiet, insecure Jimmy, he gets more than he bargained for. Jimmy has several painful secrets that don’t stay secrets for long, and soon the boys are at the center of an ugly controversy that consumes their small Wisconsin town.
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But that’s only the beginning of the harrowing chain of events that turns Ben into the local “sin-eater,” condemned to bear the burden of his entire community’s guilt. Will he be able to cut through the lies and misunderstandings to figure out what’s really going on? And even if he does–especially if he does–will he be able to live with himself?
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In the meantime, enjoy the waning days of February–by which I mean stay inside with a good book!