Vicki Grant is an award winning author of young adult (YA) books, mysteries, funny books for kids & teens, and novels for reluctant readers.

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August 2011

Project Description

A Teen Mystery

Robin has everything a girl could ever want. Thanks to her mother, —the internationally beloved talk show host Mimi Schwartz—, she’s got the money, the means, and the connections to live a life others only dream of. So why, then, does Robin choose to spend her days alone in a dark room, watching endless reruns of You, You and Mimi? It’s only the bizarre discovery of an old high-school ring that propels her to action. Robin follows the ring’s mystery from New York City to a tiny Nova Scotian fishing village, where she at last finds love, the truth of her own background —and the shocking secret that helped make her mother a star.


One of CBC’s “100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian”
Red Maple Award 2011
An Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Teens, Top Ten


The 2010 Snow Willow Award,
The Canadian Library Association Young Adult Award,
The Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Fiction,
The Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award,
The Stellar Book Award
2011 Battle of the Books Selection
2010 Best Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre


“An excellent teen novel with interesting characters and a complex plot tinged with both romance and mystery. The whole is peppered with Grant’s wonderful sense of comedy. Highly recommended. 4 out of 4 stars.”
CM Magazine

“What really makes this novel work is the humour that Grant infuses into the story. With so many heavy, issue-based books on the market for teens, it’s refreshing to read a book that makes you laugh out loud, without becoming silly or losing sight of the message…Teens who are looking for a lighthearted and entertaining read will enjoy this novel, and thanks to Grant’s mastery, will come away having learned some valuable lessons as well.”
Canadian Children’s Book News

“A terrific book for readers from Grade 7 up!”
Fern Folio Edublog

“Nicely comic girl-meets-guy scenes, followed up with a satisfyingly convoluted mystery.”
The Toronto Star

“Part mystery and part family drama, this book is an altogether enjoyable story of discoveries – self-discovery, the discovery of long-hidden family secrets and the discovery of numerous truths, both of a deeply personal and also an utterly universal nature.”
Atlantic Books Today

“This book was absolutely delightful.”
BookShipper Blog

“ A laugh-out-loud great read that deals with many of the issues adolescents face.”
Edwards Magazine Book Club


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