The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster

The Gatekeepers

Anyone passing through North Shore, IL, would think this was the most picture-perfect place ever, with all the lakefront mansions and manicured hedges and iron gates. No one talks about the fact that the brilliant, talented kids in this town have a terrible history of throwing themselves in front of commuter trains, and that there's rampant opioid abuse that often leads to...

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The Gatekeepers Reviews

  • Stephanie Elliot
    Reading now. Immersed! Full review when finished!...
  • Elizabeth
    One of my favorite author's first attempt at YA. It deals with teen suicide so it's not her usual comedic writing. Her memoirs are still my favorite but this was solid AND important. ...
  • Kay
    Love Jen's books, and this one is no different. The subject matter is difficult, but its so important. This is entertaining as well!...
  • Corey
    4.5 starsI have been a long time fan of Jen Lancaster's but for me, her memoirs are where she shines and her fiction novels have been hit or miss for me. The premise of the novel follows a set of teens who are dealing with a suicide epidemic and each character in turn tells their side of what happen...
  • Cynthia
    Teen suicide is a major theme of "The Gatekeepers" but don't be put off by the seriousness of this because mostly it's a book about teens being teens. Going to parties, making friends, struggling with academics, and worrying about what college will accept them. Lancaster does an excellent job of mak...
  • Stacy Fetters
    DNF @ 46%I told myself that I would read 150 pages and if it didn’t get better than I would stop. Well, I tried to read a little bit more each time and I just couldn’t take it anymore. Why did I keep torturing myself for so long? The characters in this book annoyed me beyond belief. No per...
  • Karen
    4.5 stars. What an amazing book. Love Jen Lancaster's funny memoir books. This book really highlighted what an a amazing writer she really is. I would usually not read a book on teen suicide but this book sucked me, I couldn't put it down. Wasn't melodramatic, but timely, fresh, filled with pop cult...

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