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Shine (Paperback)

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June 2011 Indie Next List


“Myracle has stepped outside of her comfort zone here and pulls readers outside of theirs, too. IN a hate crime eerily reminiscent of the murder of Matthew Shepard, Cat's friend Patrick has been brutalized and left comatose. The police in her small rural town seem eager to blame 'outsiders,' so Cat decides to investigate on her own at great risk. Disturbing, suspenseful, and totally engaging, this book will spark crucial conversations among both teens and adults.”
— Banna Rubinow, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY

Description


When her best guy friend falls victim to what seems like a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

About the Author


Lauren Myracle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Infinite Moment of Us, Shine, and the ttyl series, along with lots of other books for tweens and teens. Unlike her darling coauthors, Lauren is an excellent driver and has never gotten lost in her life. She is very happy that you're a reader and is sending you a virtual high five.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419701849
ISBN-10: 1419701843
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: February 2012
Pages: 376
Language: English