An Indie Next Pick
In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarefied bubble. When freshmen David and Sarah fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed or untoyed with by anyone, especially their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley. The outside world fails to penetrate this school's walls until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down. But not until the book's stunning coda does the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence.