First We Were IV (Hardcover)

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This is a book about teenage angst, about young adults finding their spot in the hierarchy of a high school, and locating loyal and true friends. And then, the depths a teen will go to in order to be accepted. Then, it becomes a book where limits are pushed, friendships are challenged and surprising truths are revealed. Truly a page turner in that the character development constantly shifts through each developing chapter. As a reader, you will find yourself speculating as to 'what if' something were to happen like this in your own high school. First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy will be a book that I recommend to my high school readers in search of a novel that will keep them reading, to the very last page. 

— Natalie, English Teacher at Mountain Vista High School


A group of friends start a secret society in this out-of-control thriller from the author of The Telling and The Creeping that examines the all-consuming love of lifelong friendship--and what someone is capable of when they're afraid of losing it.

Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends, Viv, Graham, and Harry, and the bond the four of them share. And she's terrified of their friendship falling apart next year when they go off to college. To bind them together, she decides to create something that will belong only to them, a special thing that they'll always share between the four of them. And so they dream up the Order of IV, a secret society devoted to mischief that rights wrongs and pays back debts. At first, it works like a charm--but when the Order of IV's escapades get recognition beyond their wildest expectations, other people start wanting in. And soon, what started as a game of friendship is spiraling into something dangerous and beyond their control--and before it's over, they'll pay the ultimate sacrifice.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481478427
ISBN-10: 1481478427
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 448
Language: English