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In this fast-paced, high-stakes debut novel, sixteen-year-old Sam McKenna discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend a revered military academy means living with a target on her back.

Sam McKenna has never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. As a military brat, she knows it will be hard, but nothing could have prepared her for the brutal treatment she receives from cadets who are unhappy about having girls at DMA … or her fiery attraction to her strictly off-limits drill sergeant.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys who won’t rest until she gives up aren’t acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active—and determined to force her out.

Perfect for fans of Simone Elkeles, Jennifer Echols, and Trish Doller, Rites of Passage blends sizzling romance and edge-of-your-seat suspense to create a story that will keep readers guessing who Sam can trust until the very last page.

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  • “The absorbing story of the first girl to join a fictional military high school…The narrative flows along terrifically as Sam courageously battles to make it even while the forces against her increase. The characters stand out as individual and real; readers will cheer Sam on throughout. Absolutely compelling.”

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  • “Sam McKenna is about to be among the first young women to attend the all-male Denmark Military Academy, and her angry male peers hope to oust the girls before the first semester is over…Debut novelist Hensley, a former cadet herself, writes with substantial knowledge of academy life, hazing, and the parameters of military rank and file.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Joy N. Hensley is a middle school writing teacher. She spends her twenty-minute lunch breaks hosting author Skype chats for her students. Once upon a time she went to a military school on a dare. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children, finding as many ways as she can to never do another push-up again.