Teaser: The trouble begins and ends with a Golden Apple. The setting is a Catholic high school in Wisconsin of the early 2000s. Chaos ensues when a popular jock’s romantic intrigues collide with the casting of a new musical, adapting the ageless story about a golden apple, whose ownership dispute literally causes wars! Meanwhile, the teachers are consumed with their own infighting, and are not above using students as pawns in their campaigns for power and control. But most baffling of all is what senior Viola Metoxen determines to figure out: somebody keeps pulling mean-spirited pranks on bystanders, and those who get blamed insist they have been framed!
The evidence points to one person, acting under the shadow of anonymity.
The only questions are: who, and why??
If you enjoyed Matilda by Roald Dahl, or Big Little Lies starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, you’ll relish this entertaining mystery, which doubles as a tart examination of lives at the margins, in a school haunted by abuse and corruption.