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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

by Kate Hattemer

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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2014
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke - the creative force behind the poem and leader of the anti-show movement - becomes a contestant on the nefarious show. It's up to Ethan, his two remaining best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save their school. Along the way, they'll discover a web of secrets and corruption involving the principal, vice principal, and even their favorite teacher.

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"Starred Review. A sparkling, timely tour of the complicated intersection where life meets art... A treat from cover to cover." - Kirkus

"With a quirky cast of characters set against a reality television invasion, the ample humor and realistic angst make this an enjoyable story." - School Library Journal

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Kate Hattemer

Kate Hattemer taught high school Latin for three years and now works at an independent bookstore in Cincinnati. She delivered an epic poem at her university graduation ceremony. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy is her first book.

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