New York : Bantam Doubleday
Dell Publishing Group, 1998.
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When Matt, Bobby, Jason, Randy, and Susie decide to go to Chris Welch’s
party, they do not plan to stay. After all, jocks like Matt, Bobby,
and Jason do not hang out with losers like Chris. When they get to
the party, it seems like fun, and they decide to stay. Everyone is
drinking and having a great time watching Chris get so drunk that he cannot
stand up when Bobby suggests that they all drive up to his parents’ cabin
for a dip in the hot tub. Matt cannot go because he is throwing up
in the bathroom.
The next morning Matt learns that Bobby, Chris, Randy, and Susie were killed
when the car they were riding in went off the road. The only survivor,
Jason, sustained only minor cuts and bruises. Of course, the police
want to question everyone who was at the party. Matt can tell by
Officer Lee’s questions that something is not right. Suddenly, the
investigation is closed, and Chris is named as the driver of the car.
Matt knows that there is something about the accident that many people
want to keep covered up, but what is it?
Matt starts to ask questions, but everyone remains quiet. When he
gets an anonymous letter containing the blood alcohol levels of all the
kids killed, Matt knows someone is trying to tell him something about The
Accident, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists novel written by Todd
Strasser. (Allison L. Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Drunk driving -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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