by Peter C. Conrad
In my young adult novel Fake, a teacher suggests to Maggie, a middle school student who was labelled special needs, that she could help herself by pretending to be interested in her school work and her social life, her life starts to charge in surprising ways. She never knew that getting out of the special class and into regular classes would be so easy. Maggie didn’t know that she could make the honours list. In time, she knew she would have to reveal her secret, but she was in for more surprises than anyone else.