I just finished reading Jennifer Walkup’s debut novel, Second Verse. Jennifer is a fellow teacher at the Writer’s Circle, a writing workshop series based in Summit, New Jersey. Second Verse, her debut novel is a teen romance about a girl named Lange who attends Preston Academy of the Arts. It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner and the school is getting ready for Halloween activities. The most popular activity is The Hunt, a murder mystery where students attempt to figure out a murder based on clues.
Lange and her best friends Stace and Kelly are all excited about The Hunt and Halloween. To get things started they decide to hold a seance in Lange’s farmhouse, a place that was once the site of a series of murders.
On the night of the seance something mysterious happens that connects Lange with Vaughn, Stace’s “boyfriend” and changes their lives forever. Great book. It’s part romance, part mystery and lots of fun.