Burnout (Hardcover)

By Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9781416994695, 193pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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On the day after Halloween, Nan wakes up in a subway car. She is not dreaming. She doesn't know where she's been or what she's done. She's missing a whole day from her life. And she's wearing skeleton makeup and a too-small Halloween costume that she doesn't remember putting on.

Nan is not supposed to wake up in places like this anymore. She's different now, so far from that dangerously drunk girl who hit bottom in the Nanapocalypse. She needs to find out what happened to her, and fast. As she tries to put together the pieces of the last twenty-four hours, she flashes back to memories of her previous life. But she would never go back to her old friends and her old ways. Would she?

The deeper Nan digs, the more disturbing things get. This time, she may have gone one step too far. This time, she may be a walking ghost.

Praise For Burnout

“An insightful portrait of a girl who loves her family but has hit her rebellious stage and has spun out of control; it's a superb character study of a courageous girl trying to find her way. Stark, compelling, perceptive: a winner.”

- Kirkus Reviews July 1, 2011 *STAR

"This intense book is a real page-turner reminiscent of Go Ask Alice."--Library Media Connection

"The novel is gripping and will keep readers glued to their seats, wanting to know if Nan will ever remember what really happened on that terrifying night."

--SLJ, October 2011