Mac, Carrie. The beckoners.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

MAC, Carrie. The beckoners. Orca. 217p. c2004. 1-55143-309-5. $16.95. S

Zoe Anderson does not want to hear that her mother is moving the family--again. At 15 she has already moved nine times. But Alice packs up Zoe and her baby sister, Cassy, has one last blow-up with Cassy's father, and leaves Prince George for Abbotsford, in Canada.

At her new school, Zoe makes friends with a gay couple, Simon and Teo, and a girl gang leader, Beck. Beck's gang is made up of girls who spend much of their time terrorizing a girl named April and anybody else they please. Initially Zoe doesn't mind being part of the gang, a place to belong, but gradually she feels uncomfortable with the torment they enjoy. Beck's birthday party is a drunken bash where Zoe witnesses a sexual encounter between the boyfriend of one of the gang members and an unwilling girl. Unable to tell anyone, especially her...

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