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Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high stakes story of manipulation and innocence lost. The latest young adult novel (Simon Pulse, 2018) by Christa Soule Desir ’96 is partially set on the Grinnell College campus. Desir says early trade reviews have been all over the map from “refreshingly sex positive” to “way too graphic for school libraries but teenagers will probably like it.”