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Shine

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Shine

By Lauren Myracle

Harry N. Abrams, Paperback, 9781419701849, 376pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

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.
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



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