When a mysterious note appears in Charlotte's mailbox inviting her to join the League of Strays, she's hopeful it will lead to making friends. What she discovers is a motley crew of loners and an alluring, manipulative ringleader named Kade. Kade convinces the group that they need one another both for friendship and to get back at the classmates and teachers who have betrayed them. But Kade has a bigger agenda. In addition to vandalizing their school and causing fights between other students, Kade's real intention is a dangerous plot that will threaten lives and force Charlotte to choose between her loyalty to the League and her own conscience.
Bullying has been a problem in high schools for too many years. And to some extent, anyone isn't anyone (if you know what I mean) has experienced it in one form or another.
But what if you could....strike back...as it were?
Sometimes the biggest problem isn't the bully himself (or herself). Sometimes the biggest problem is how a person deals with being bullied. Fighting back to protect yourself is one thing. Its altogether another to enact revenge. Revenge can be dangerous.
Kade, the ringleader of the League of Strays, is scary. He is that guy who seduces others into doing things that they would never otherwise do. Sure, they might think about getting back at the ones who bullied them, but not this way.
In a twisted way, this is a coming of age story hidden in a frightening twist. Be prepared to initiate some great discussion with the readers you hand it to.
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