Sketchy / Olivia Samms.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The first book in a series about 17 year old Bea Washington, an edgy, charismatic outsider and recovering addict, who discovers that with her newfound sobriety, she has a disturbing new skill: an ability to see, and draw, people's thoughts. Alarmingly, these visions are only getting stronger and increasing in frequency. As another girl in school is raped and left for dead, Bea must come to terms with her talent, learn to face her own truth, and try to help identify and stop the killer before he strikes again.
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    • ABNT:
      SAMMS, O. Sketchy. First edition. [s. l.]: Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2013. ISBN 9781477816509. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Samms O. Sketchy. First edition. Amazon Children’s Publishing; 2013. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Samms O. Sketchy. First edition. Amazon Children’s Publishing; 2013. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Samms, O. (2013). Sketchy (First edition.). Amazon Children’s Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Samms, Olivia. 2013. Sketchy. First edition. Bea Catcher Chronicles: Bk. 1. Amazon Children’s Publishing.
    • Harvard:
      Samms, O. (2013) Sketchy. First edition. Amazon Children’s Publishing (Bea Catcher chronicles: bk. 1). Available at: (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Samms, O 2013, Sketchy, First edition., Bea Catcher chronicles: bk. 1, Amazon Children’s Publishing, viewed 10 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Samms, Olivia. Sketchy. First edition., Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2013. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Samms, Olivia. Sketchy. First edition. Bea Catcher Chronicles: Bk. 1. Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2013.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Samms O. Sketchy [Internet]. First edition. Amazon Children’s Publishing; 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. (Bea Catcher chronicles: bk. 1). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2013 March #2

"I can draw the truth out of people . . . literally." Seventeen-year-old Bea Washington, newly released from drug rehab, has an amazing ability: she can "see" and then draw what's in other people's minds. When she glimpses popular cheerleader Willa Pressman's traumatized mind, she is shocked when her pencil sketches the man who raped Willa. Soon one girl and then another is raped and murdered, and even if Willa refuses to help, Bea must figure out the rapist's identity before he strikes again. Readers may spot the killer early on, even if they don't guess his next victim. But teens who've burned through Lisa McMann's similarly themed novels, such as Crash (2013), and those drawn to dark YA material in general, will eat this up, and the intriguing final lines will leave them eagerly awaiting the second title in the Bea Catcher series. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall

Bea is a headstrong, artsy teen recovering from a drug problem. In rehab, she discovers an almost mystical talent for drawing a person's unspoken secrets. When a popular cheerleader is brutally attacked, Bea uses her skill to sketch the assailant's face and sets out to bring him to justice. Bea is a fresh girl detective in a formulaic but fast-paced mystery.

PW Reviews 2013 March #1

Just out of rehab but still surrounded by a culture of middle-class substance abuse, Bea Washington manages to hold onto common sense and humor most of the time. It helps that she makes a gay best friend with chutzpah on her first day at a new high school. Chris's blunt honesty contrasts with the posing and lies of most of the senior class, including homecoming queen Willa, who barely survived a brutal sexual assault and claims to remember nothing, but is pouring drugs into her own body at an alarming rate. Bea has a tool that might crack that facade: she can sketch images of what people are thinking (Bea's drawings appear occasionally, courtesy of Dewey). Samms's debut launches a series that promises to be a fresh breath in the crowded YA paranormal genre. Bea has a realistic voice that doesn't shrink from the truth about her world—not just drugs, but sex, racism, bullying, and violence are tackled in the book—and her experiences hit home in the most genuine ways. Ages 14–up. Agent: Lisa Gallagher, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Apr.)

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