Sell Out


Like many elite private schools, Madison High has a legacy steeped in traditions, none of which revolve around learning. Survival is simple: keep your head down, don’t say a word, and never question school royalty. 

Cody James, a former victim of Madison’s vicious brand of hazing, wants nothing more than to graduate without breaking the unspoken rules that could land him back in social exile. Cody has breached the elusive inner circle, and he has no intention of losing his hard-earned security. But a beautiful new student shakes up his plan to coast by and causes him question his role as sidekick to the king of the school. 

As the only daughter of rock legend Donnie Wyld, Skylar has been homeschooled her entire life. Now she wants normal, and she hopes that Madison High will offer her an escape from her father’s deteriorating health. She never intended on catching the eye of the school’s self-elected king or falling for his confusing best friend. But one look at Cody James, and she is drawn in by his guarded vulnerability. 

When an average Friday night party turns into a nightmare, Cody is forced to make a decision—fight or follow. But standing up for the bullied and broken means facing a past he’s long buried and risking the future he’s worked so hard to achieve.


"Wonderfully crafted and beautifully portrayed, this book is, in a word: POWERFUL. I consider this book a must-read for teens and anyone who regularly interacts with them. Teachers, librarians, youth workers... get this book. I cried *real tears* reading this story. Compelling and moving, this is not a "lesson" wrapped up in a novelish package, this is a story that will immerse you in two characters' hearts." -- Serena Chase, YA author of the Eyes of E'veria series.  

"Tammy L. Gray has the ability to transport readers of any age into the pages of this incredibly relevant and emotionally-charged tale. Her rich characterization is simply unmatched, as is her riveting can't-read-fast-enough pace.  Sell Out is guaranteed to give you all the feels and leave you wishing for more. This book deserves a genre of it's own." -- Nicole Deese, Kindle bestselling author of the Letting Go series and The Promise of Rayne.

"Right from the beginning, Sell Out grabbed hold of me and didn't let go. Once again, Tammy Gray has given us a story filled with real people in real circumstances, from tormented-turned-popular Cody James to Skylar Wyld, homeschooled daughter of a rock star. Tammy captures the insecurities of high school, regardless of social status, and shows the emotional trauma today's bullying leaves. Sell Out is riveting reading, offering us--whether adult or teenager--a whole lot to think about and providing plenty of entertainment along the way." -- Sally Bradley, Kindle bestselling author of Kept.