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Minders

by Michele Jaffe

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Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him.

Q: What if the crime is murder?

Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.

Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?

Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.

A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, Minders asks the question: who is really watching who?

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"It takes a couple hundred pages to get past the stereotypical prim nerd and angry thug, and readers may struggle to invest in Sadie and Ford, despite the mounting danger around then. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"The thriller plot combines with contemporary class concerns for a thought-provoking and suspenseful read." - Kirkus

"The enticing characters and high-tech suspense will appeal to readers who enjoy science fiction, mystery, and romance." - School Library Journal

"Jaffe's unflinching, twisting narrative takes us deep into the human psyche, where vengeance and betrayal, love and loss synthesize into a tender and compelling picture of what it means to be human." – Jessica Khoury author of Origin

"Frighteningly - and deliciously - real. I couldn't put it down. Michele Jaffe's best book yet." – Meg Cabot, author of the Abandon series and the Heather Wells mystery series

"What if you fell in love with the boy you were spying on...while trapped inside his mind? A riveting page-turner that kept me guessing until the very end." - Amy Plum, International Bestselling Author

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Michele Jaffe

Michele Jaffe is the author of the young adult novels Ghost Flower, Rosebush, Bad Kitty, Kitty Kitty, and the adult thrillers Loverboy and Bad Girl. She has always dreamed of becoming either an FBI special agent or a glamorous showgirl.

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