By A. M. Jenkins
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060835682, 224pp.)
Publication Date: June 2007
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Don't call me a demon. I prefer the term Fallen Angel.
Everybody deserves a vacation, right? Especially if you have a pointless job like tormenting the damned. So who could blame me for blowing off my duties and taking a small, unauthorized break?
Besides, I've always wanted to see what physical existence is like. That's why I "borrowed" the slightly used body of a slacker teen. Believe me, he wasn't going to be using it anymore anyway.
I have never understood why humans do the things they do. Like sinif it's so terrible, why do they keep doing it?
I'm going to have a lot of fun finding out!
A. M. Jenkins is the award-winning author of Damage, Beating heart: A Ghost Story, and the Printz Honor Book Repossessed, and lives in Benbrook, Texas, with three sons, two cats, and two dogs. Jenkins received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship for night road.
“Jenkins’s writing remains lean, mean and to-the-point. Kiriel’s search packs an intriguingly deep wallop.”
“Funny and clever. A quick, quirky and entertaining read.”
-KLIATT (starred review)
“Jenkins works magic on readers. Warm, heartening message of hope coupled with a little rebellion.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Funny and heartwarming. The demon’s winning mix of cocksureness and inadvertent bungling should resonate with teens.”