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What Has Become of You

By Jan Elizabeth Watson, 1972-

What if a teacher’s most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizing



What Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn’t entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on maternity leave, teaching The Catcher in the Rye to privileged girls, Vera feels in over her head. The students are on edge, too, due to the recent murder of a local girl close to their age.



Enter Jensen Willard. At fifteen she’s already a gifted writer but also self-destructive and eerily reminiscent of Vera’s younger self. As the two outcasts forge a tentative bond, a sense of menace enfolds their small New England town. When another student, new to the country, is imperiled by her beliefs, Vera finds herself in the vortex of danger—and suspicion.



With the threat of a killer at large, the disappearance of her increasingly worri-some pupil, and her own professional reputation at stake, Vera must thread her way among what is right by the law, by her students, and by herself. In this poignant page-turner, populated with beguiling characters and sharp social insights, coming-of-age can happen no matter how old you are.

Format

Book

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780525954378


Format: Book
Author: Watson, Jan Elizabeth, 1972-
Summary: Accepting a temporary teaching job for a group of privileged students who are reeling from a peer's recent murder, aspiring writer Vera Lundy bonds with a fifteen-year-old student whose sinister nature threatens another student and Vera's professional reputation.
Title: What has become of you / Jan Elizabeth Watson.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
Subject: Substitute teachers -- Fiction. Girls' schools -- Fiction. Students -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Missing persons -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780525954378 (hbk.) 0525954376 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Watson
Oclc: 856518388
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Bib Id: 517229

Format: Book
Author: Watson, Jan Elizabeth, 1972-
Summary: Accepting a temporary teaching job for a group of privileged students who are reeling from a peer's recent murder, aspiring writer Vera Lundy bonds with a fifteen-year-old student whose sinister nature threatens another student and Vera's professional reputation.
Title: What has become of you / Jan Elizabeth Watson.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Substitute teachers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Girls' schools -- Fiction.
Subjects: Students -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Fiction.
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
LCCN: 2013029362
ISBN: 9780525954378 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0525954376 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Watson