By Vicki Grant

Penguin Teen Canada

June 15, 2021



ThemesFamily and FriendshipMystery

Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

The perfect after-school job turns deadly for teens working as “simulated patients” at the local med school. Everyone has something to hide and no one is safe in this contemporary YA thriller that exposes the dark reality of #MeToo in the world of medicine, for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.

It seemed like a cool part-time program — being a “simulated” patient for med school students to practice on. But now vivacious, charismatic Viv lies in a very real coma. Cellphone footage just leads to more questions. What really happened? Other kids suspect it was not an intentional overdose — but each has a reason why they can’t tell the truth.
Through intertwining and conflicting narratives, a twisted story unfolds of trust betrayed as we sift through the seemingly innocent events leading up to the tragic night. Perhaps simulated patients aren’t the only people pretending to be something they’re not . . .

Tell Me When You Feel Something, Is Vicki Grant’s latest Y.A. thriller. She joins us to answer questions about the surprising inspiration for the story and how she developed its characters.

Educator’s Guide includes Tell Me When You Feel Something