Sadie meets The Girls in this riveting debut psychological thriller about a lonely college freshman seduced into joining a cult—and her desperate attempt to escape before it’s too late.
College life isn’t what Emily expected.
She expected to spend freshman year strolling through the ivy-covered campus with new friends, finally feeling like she belonged. Instead, she walks the campus alone, still not having found her place or her people so far away from home.
But then the Kingdom finds her.
The Kingdom, an exclusive on-campus group, offers everything Emily expected out of college and more: acceptance, friends, a potential boyfriend, and a chance to spend the summer on a mission trip to Italy. But the trip is not what she thought it would be. Emily and the others are stripped of their passports and money. They’re cut off from their families back home. The Kingdom’s practices become increasingly manipulative and dangerous…
Jennifer Moffett is an author, editor, community college instructor, and all-around beachgoer. She grew up in Arkansas until a college study abroad program in Italy sparked a lifelong passion for travel. After working in children’s television in New York, she received a master’s in creative writing from the University of Mississippi. She lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Visit her at JBMoffett.com.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2020)
Length: 416 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
Lexile ® HL720L
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