Layne, Steven L.
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
New York : Pelican Books, 2001
Barrett is a bright high school junior with a fun and wacky motorcycle-riding
grandma, a good-looking younger brother, a loving mother and a controlling
father. One day, Jack’s father, Chip, announces that the family will be
moving to a town called Paradise where life is…what else? Perfect. Chip’s
boss is the mysterious Adam Eden and he requires the Barrett family to
move. Everything is perfect in paradise. Too perfect. The students conform
to the dress code, clothes are mysteriously laid out at night for the next
day and no one would ever dream of leaving Paradise. Jack soon finds out
that nobody can.
This Side of Paradise is a thrilling story, part mystery and part science fiction and it is hard to put down once you start. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School, Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)
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