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In this fast-paced, high-stakes debut novel, sixteen-year-old Sam McKenna discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend a revered military academy means living with a target on her back. As Sam struggles to prove herself, she learns that a decades-old secret society is alive and active . . . and determined to force her out. Fans of Simone Elkeles and Trish Doller will love Rites of Passage's perfect blend of sizzling romance and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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Joy N. Hensley

Joy N. Hensley is a former middle and high school teacher. She used to spend her twenty-minute lunch breaks hosting author Skype chats for her students, or planning ways to play in the mud with them. There's nothing that she's not willing to try--including hiking 600 miles of the Appalachian trail. Once upon a time she went to a military school on a dare. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children, finding as many ways as she can to never do another push-up again. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency.

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