Steven Byrd is highly intelligent. He's just not very smart. For one thing, he's obsessed with Avery Adams - a girl who can't stand him. When Steven discovers Avery is involved in a secret game, he drags his best mate, Tala, along for the ride. Steven laughs when he finally hears what the game is - until he thinks about the other players. Avery has had plenty of practice at twisting the knife to hurt Steven. Connor Robson is rumoured to have been in juvenile detention, and Connor's half-sister Jude's hostility could break glass. A silly kids' game can get serious very quickly when you let other people inside your head.
Casey Lever is the author of five novels for teenagers. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, where she works as an English teacher at a private girl's school.