I, Claudia / Mary McCoy.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Over the course of her high school years, awkward Claudia McCarthy finds herself unwittingly drawn into the dark side of her school's student government, with dire consequences"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor Council. Suddenly, Claudia is wielding power over her fellow students that she never expected to have ... and isn't sure she wants. Claudia intends to use her power to help the school, but there are forces aligned against her: shocking scandals, tyrants waiting in the wings, and political dilemmas with no easy answers. She must struggle with the question: does power inevitably corrupt? -- adapted from jacket.
    • Notes:
      A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
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    • ABNT:
      MCCOY, M. I, Claudia. [s. l.]: Carolrhoda Lab, 2018. ISBN 9781512448467. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938. Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McCoy M. I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      McCoy M. I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab; 2018. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938
    • APA:
      McCoy, M. (2018). I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCoy, Mary. 2018. I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938.
    • Harvard:
      McCoy, M. (2018) I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938 (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCoy, M 2018, I, Claudia, Carolrhoda Lab, viewed 12 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McCoy, Mary. I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCoy, Mary. I, Claudia. Carolrhoda Lab, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCoy M. I, Claudia [Internet]. Carolrhoda Lab; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.596938


Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1

*Starred Review* The talented and dynamic McCoy (Camp So-and-So, 2017) tackles power, politics, and history in this loose retelling of I, Claudius. Imperial Day Academy, an elite prep school in Los Angeles, has teachers, administrators, and an elected student senate. But the true power at Imperial Day lies in the honor council, an elected group of students that uphold the school's strict honor code. Claudia is a self-proclaimed outsider. With chronic health problems and an oft-mocked stutter, her proximity to power comes only from her benevolent older sister's honor council position. But Claudia is also a student of history, and as she recounts the corrupt reigns of a string of honor council presidents for an unnamed jury, the reader will begin to realize that her years of studying political machines have turned Claudia into one herself. McCoy pulls off great feats of craft here, managing to keep the narrative riveting and suspenseful while focusing on minute details of student government. It becomes as difficult to tell whether Claudia is manipulating her classmates as it is to tell whether McCoy is manipulating her readers, both to delightful effect. Smart, witty, and featuring an unforgettable (and possibly unreliable) narrator, as well as a seamless stream of political history, the audience that finds this novel will be unable to put it down. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

Imperial Day Academy's student senate and honor council wield great authority. When Claudia McCarthy realizes how nasty high-school politics taint these institutions, she charts a path to leadership with the goal of improving things; eventually her motivations shift. Claudia's narrative alternates with transcripts from a school hearing and therapy sessions. In this retelling of Robert Graves's I, Claudius, points about power and corruption resonate in a cut-throat private-school setting. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.