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Shine (Hardcover) (Lauren Myracle)

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When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-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.Praise for ShineCat eventually uncovers the truth in a cliffhanging climax in which she confronts fear, discovers that love is stronger than hate and truly shines.’ Raw, realistic and compelling.”Kirkus Reviews The page-turning mystery and Cat’s inspiring trajectory of self-realization will draw readers in and give them plenty to ponder.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s BooksDramatic in both content and presentation."Los Angeles TimesMyracle captures well the regret that many feel for things in their past about which they are ashamed. Cat’s reflections on these moments are spot-on.”School Library JournalAWARD:WINNER: Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for young adult fictionYALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-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.

Number of Pages: 359
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty, Law + Crime, Social Issues / Bullying, Social Issues / Homosexuality, Mysteries + Detective Stories
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Lauren Myracle
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2011
TCIN: 13297124
UPC: 9780810984172
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-6554
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MSRPwas $18.95

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