ShineBook - 2011
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
WINNER: Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for young adult fiction
Teen fiction M PBK
From the critics
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
SummaryAdd a Summary
Something happened to Cat years ago that made her withdraw from all her friends. Now her former best friend, Patrick, has been assaulted and left for dead, and the local police don't seem to care about finding the culprit. Cat is determined to find out who did it, and in doing so she uncovers secrets about her friends and community that she knew -- and strength in herself that she never expected.
QuotesAdd a Quote
There are no notices for this title yet.