About Shock Point
Cassie Streng, 16, learns that her psychiatrist stepfather, Rick, prescribed an experimental drug for his teenage patients, three of whom have committed suicide. Before she can report him, she is grabbed by two men, handcuffed, locked in the back of a van, and taken to Peaceful Cove, a facility for troubled teens in Mexico. Rick has assured her mother that the place is an excellent boarding school–he maintains that he found crystal meth in Cassie’s room–but she soon discovers the truth. She is trapped in a brutal prison camp, and she must make her way back to Oregon and convince someone of the danger Rick represents before anyone else dies.
- Finalist for the ALA’s Teens Top 10 award. Books are chosen and voted on by teens.
- The Texas Library Association included Shock Point on the 2007-2008 Tayshas Reading List.
- Teensread.com named Shock Point a “cool new book”!
- An ALA Quick Pick
- A New York Times Library “Books for the Teen Age”