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Shine

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Shine

By Lauren Myracle

Amulet Books, Hardcover, 9780810984172, 359pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

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Description
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 Shine
Cat 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 Books
Dramatic in both content and presentation."
Los Angeles Times
Myracle 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 Journal
AWARD:
WINNER: Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for young adult fiction
YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults



About the Author
Lauren Myracle is the New York Times bestselling author of the Internet Girls trilogy ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r as well as Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, and the new Flower Power series, among many other books for teens and young adults. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family. Visit her online at www.laurenmyracle.com."


NPR
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

Melissa Block talks with the young adult author Lauren Myracle. Her book Shine was mistakenly announced as a National Book Award finalist, when in fact the committee meant to nominate Chime. The author shares her up-and-down week with Melissa � and the good that came from the mix-up. More at NPR.org

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