Iris Dupont is a new student at Mariana Academy, a prep school located in the Berkshires. Her only friend is the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, who drives her desire to be a journalist. While working for the school paper, Iris learns of a secret society called Prisom’s Party, and she is determined to uncover who is behind the society and its pranks. Told from multiple viewpoints spanning over ten years, Year of the Gadfly tells not only the story of Iris but also of her science teacher Jonah Kaplan’s experience at Mariana. Fans of The Secret History by Donna Tart or Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld will enjoy Jennifer Miller’s fast-paced and suspenseful Year of the Gadfly.