Outsmart (Wessex Papers, Vol.3) : Gr. 8-12. Unlike many paperback teen series titles that feature a self-contained story in each volume, the Wessex Papers series uses three volumes to tell one long, involved mystery. The first volume, Trust Falls, uses a lot of pages to introduce the main characters, including Sunday Winthrop (old-money rebel) and Fred Wright (middle-class rebel), and the complex social world of the ultrasnobbish Wessex Academy. Things pick up in Fallout, in which Sunday and Fred reveal their feelings for one another and discover an extortion scheme that reaches to the upper levels of the school administration. In the final volume, Sunday and Fred unmask the blackmailers and make their school more fair and just.
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