High school can be a real killer. Perfect Score is an original Hunt A Killer Young Adult novel, the first in a new series from Hunt A Killer and Scholastic, Inc.
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Aspiring PI Jolene Kelley is skipping class at her fancy new private school, North Shore Prep, when she witnesses her beloved guidance counselor fall in front of an oncoming L train. The police call Mr. Medina’s death a tragic accident, but Jo knows what she saw: This was murder.
With help from her friends Sabrina and Frankie—and the inside scoop from her public defender parents and her mentor at the state attorney’s office—Jo opens up her own investigation into Mr. Medina’s death.
Jo has a slew of suspects, including administrators, students, parents, and even local politicians. Can she figure out which one is the killer before she becomes the next victim?
About the Author: A. M. Ellis is an author and a lover of all things steeped in mystery, magic, and mythology. Hailing from the suburbs of Washington, DC, she lives with her husband and three kids while working as a senior brand and creative manager for a non-profit focused on ending childhood hunger. Her stories are often inspired by her adventurous daydreams and the characters in her life, blended with her own experience as a Black woman with neurodivergent children. If she’s not writing or designing, you can find her nose deep in a book or playing video games with her family.