Annal: 1977 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Juvenile

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1977.

Book:Are You in the House Alone?

Are You in the House Alone?

Richard Peck

“Forget it,” Alison counseled. “It never happened.” But it was happening. The obscene notes. “Stop reading that garbage!” Alison shrieked and grabbed the neatly lettered page from Gail’s frozen hands. And whenever Gail was alone, the phone rang and went dead as soon as she answered it. As her world shaded into a nightmare, Gail, surrounded by friends, family, and teachers, found herself utterly alone.

Then one evening her nightmare became fact when she learned an even more tragic truth; in spite of violence and degradation, she was still alone, the victim of a crime that punished the innocent and let the criminal go free.

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