What the Other Three Don't Know

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Pub Date 03 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 17 Mar 2020

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Will I still be loved if I show people who I really am?  
Four high school seniors. Four secrets about to be told.
 
If Indie had it her way, she would never choose to river raft with three other high school seniors, mostly strangers to each other, from her journalism class.
 
A loner, a jock, an outsider, an Instagram influencer. At first they can’t see anything that they have in common. As the trip unfolds, the unpredictable river forces them to rely on each other. Social masks start to fall as, one-by-one, each teen reveals a deep secret the other three don’t know.
 
One is harboring immense grief and unwilling to forgive after the death of a loved one. One is dealing with a new disability and an uncertain future. One is fearful of the repercussions of coming out. One is hiding behind a carefully curated “perfect” image on Instagram.
 
Before they get to the end of Hells Canyon, they’ll know the truth about each other and, more importantly, learn something new about themselves.
 
What the Other Three Don’t Know is a poignant and gripping YA novel about the unlikely friends who accept you for who you really are and the power of self-acceptance.
 
Will I still be loved if I show people who I really am?  
Four high school seniors. Four secrets about to be told.
 
If Indie had it her way, she would never choose to river raft with three other high...

Advance Praise

“This novel is The Breakfast Club meets 127 Hours. Recommended.” 

-School Library Journal

“This novel is The Breakfast Club meets 127 Hours. Recommended.” 

-School Library Journal


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ISBN 9781629727325
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PAGES 224

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What the Other Three Don’t Know by Spencer Hyde is a poignant story of friendship, forgiveness, adventure, and self- acceptance. Four very different teens survive a wilderness rafting trip, learning the truth about each other and more importantly the truth about themselves. I loved the author’s use of the river, light and darkness, and fishing analogies. He is a gifted author who understands teens.

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"A loner, a jock, an outsider, an Instagram influencer." The premise reminded me of a modern day Breakfast Club or the new Jumanji movie, and I was totally here for that.

For different reasons, Indie, Skye (with an e), Shelby and Wyatt all find themselves on the same class trip with a rather suspicious guide.

I really had to work hard to ignore the unrealistic nature of the extreme river rafting that these four high schoolers were expected to participate in.

I found the first third of the book a little difficult to get into due to the pace of the story. There seemed to be a lot of Indie's internal dialogue which slowed the book down, while some friendships felt like they were evolving too quickly - especially for a self-proclaimed loner, such as Indie.

There were also a LOT of river analogies. Sometimes less is more.

While the pacing made the story feel a little clumsy, I enjoyed the overall story and the idea of four different teenagers working together, building friendships and sharing their secrets.

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I really enjoyed this book. It is a story of 4 teens on a rafting adventure. All 4 teenagers have secrets the other 3 don't know. As their adventure takes a turn for the worse, the characters learn a lot about themselves and each other.

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