Grades 7 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 7.4
Lexile Measure®: 950L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Mystery and Suspense
- Violence and Crime
About This Book
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers
An ALA Popular Paperback for Young Adults
The Duke twins, Sydney and Lauren, live the life. They attend the fanciest school in Atlanta, they live in Buckhead, the most exclusive neighborhood, and they only date the hottest guys. And their secrets are the darkest of all. When their estranged father is released from prison and a murder is committed, their lives are plunged into a whirlwind of tabloid scrutiny, vicious gossip, and shocking revelation.
Lauren, always such a party girl, and Sydney, bent on perfection by way of the Ivy League, can't trust anyone. Not their mother, not their rich stepfather. Maybe not even each other.
Praise for Hotlanta
"Millner and Miller offer challenges unique to their African-American characters. These insights earn the authors credibility with their audience, although the glamorous outfits and events—and the mystery surrounding the girls' stepfather—are probably what will keep readers burning through the pages." — Publishers Weekly