- About the Author
Arcadia Greentree knows she isn’t exactly normal. But then she discovers she isn’t Arcadia Greentree either.
Arcadia sees the world like no one else. Exceptionally observant, the sixteen-year-old is aware of her surroundings in a way that sometimes gets her into trouble — and out of it again. But when she seeks to unravel a mystery at school, a tragedy at home forces her to use her skills to catch a killer.
“She’s Harry Potter without a wand; Katniss Everdeen without a quiver. It’s the world against Arcadia, armed only with her fabulous, prodigious, logical mind. A super impressive debut.”
— Tony Wilson, author of Players & Making News
“Raising Arcadia is a pacy mystery novel that has, at its centre, the irrepressible (and perhaps sociopathic) heroine Arcadia, a sixteen year-old searching for her place in the adult world. Stuffed with intrigue and mystery, it will be adored by young adults and by adults who prize curiosity and challenge. Read it — and then read it again, to see if you noticed all the clues.”
— Adrian Tan, lawyer and author of The Teenage Textbook
Simon Chesterman is a Professor and Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. An Australian Rhodes Scholar, he met his wife, a Singaporean Rhodes Scholar, at Oxford before moving to New York for six years, three of which were spent teaching at New York University. Since 2006 he has lived and worked in Singapore. He is the author or editor of 18 books, including One Nation Under Surveillance, You, The People, and Just War or Just Peace?
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Year Published: 2016