From the outside, 14-year-old Syd Johanssen seems like a typical teen?busy delivering papers in the neighbourhood and training with her high school sprinting team. Under the surface, though, things are less than perfect. Syd’s family life leaves a lot to be desired, and she can’t manage to shake her fascination with the highly publicized abductions and murders of two local girls. Syd’s obsession becomes a frightening reality when she realizes that she is being stalked on her paper route. Tense and fast-paced, Girl #3 is a story about how being a girl is more dangerous these days than it has ever been, and how, in your darkest hour, you might just find a friend in the most unlikely of places.
Praise for Nichole McGill’s previous work:
“McGill?is a shrewd observer of modern mores and the nature of relationships?. She creates portraits of the underlying struggles inherent in human bonding, the need for love tempered by the need for control.” ?Ottawa Citizen
“McGill is no poseur. She understands what makes her contemporary characters tick.” ?NOW Magazine
“These stories are streams from the cultural front.” ?Ottawa X Press