Class Note

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Katie McElhenney Published a young adult novel

Class of 2000

(Submitted on: November 19, 2018)

Katie McElhenney ’00 recently published a young adult novel, The Things They’ve Taken, with a story that features a mix of the supernatural, fantasy, mythology, adventure, and humor. All Lo Campbell wants is to be a normal teenager—to go to one high school, live in one place, and have one real friend. Instead, she travels the country with her mother, chasing the unknown, the what else that’s out there...

Until one day, the what else chases back. Determined to rescue her mom from whatever supernatural being took her, Lo will need more help than a badly dressed demon obsessed with country music. She’s going to need a Tracker—and lucky for her, she finds one. Shaw is strong, good-looking, possibly available, and utterly infuriating. Sure, he may have secrets, and his help costs more than a brand-new car, but she’ll have to deal with him if she wants to find her mother—and get her home alive. The book can be purchased on The author’s website is

Katie McElhenney Published a young adult novel