The Crowd: a novel about fitting in and standing out

| June 1, 2018

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“Bullying, a boarding school, and a sweet romance. The Crowd combines the wit of Mean Girls and the sizzling romance of Twilight in a setting that rivals Anna and the French Kiss – all while remaining clean and wholesome.” ?????

Whitfield Preparatory Academy ought to be the perfect school for someone like seventeen-year-old Ella Parker. Bright and musically gifted, her sudden acceptance into the prestigious Academy is a dream come true. After all, the Academy not only boasts a distinguished faculty and lavish campus, it is also home to the privileged youth of the upper class.

But Ella’s delight quickly turns to dread when she finds herself in the crosshairs of an elite group of ruthless students dubbed “the Crowd.” They will one day hold the reins of power in the business world and political arena – but for now, they exercise absolute authority at the Academy.

While she’s no stranger to life in the spotlight, Ella’s never been the center of attention quite like this before and she’ll do anything to make them stop. Anything, that is, apart from accepting the advances of popular and wealthy billionaire playboy Jackson Montgomery, the leader of the Crowd.

Will Ella be humiliated, or triumph over her tormentors?

An irresistible story of faith, friendship, betrayal, and sweet romance, The Crowd will immerse readers in Ella’s tumultuous struggle from the very first page.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“The perfect school, the perfect friend, the perfect guy…but are all what they seem? The Crowd is a novel of dreams, bitter disappointments, broken pasts, hopeful love, and the weight of forgiveness, as one girl trying to do what’s right finds out if she alone is enough to make a difference.” ?????

“The book was relatable, intelligent, emotional and surprising. Following a young woman navigate the common and not-so-common situations that young people face with such strength and conviction is refreshing in today’s world.” ?????

“I would recommend this book to my closest friends and family. The characters draw you in and don’t let you go to the very last punctuation mark. Readers will relate to the characters with their struggles to belong while striving to be the person they want to be.” ?????

“I couldn’t put it down and read it in merely four days.” ?????

“I love to read and I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a book more. The plot was exceptional and Ella, the main character, was fantastic. Amidst all the plot twists, I couldn’t put the book down, wondering what would happen next!” ?????

“I found this a refreshing read for teenagers who want something other than the doom and gloom books so often offered to their age group. The characters face (sometimes successfully and sometimes not) both every day and life changing struggles, which are found in other books, but this is told with an approach that is insightful, honest, and hopeful.” ?????

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