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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

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WINNER: Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for young adult fiction

Synopsis:

Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

 

When Blisss hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, its like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naïve Bliss has to her new environment is what shes seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted, naïve Bliss is happy to be friends with anyone. Thats not the way it has ever worked at Crestview, and soon Bliss is at the center of a struggle for power between three girls—two living and one long dead.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

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Leslie Richman, May 5, 2014 (view all comments by Leslie Richman)
Lauren Myracle's Shine is a YA fiction book that overall transcends it's genre. Part social commentary, part teen story, it comes together to address the issue of violence against gay teens in a very personal way. Myracle works in culture, social class, religion, and opportunity (or lack thereof) to offer a seamless story of coming of age in small town America. Shine combines a little Dorothy Allison and a little Millenial commentary. Myracle offers a satisfying balance to the sensitive issues of hate crime, teen sexuality, and rural poverty while somehow creating a very uplifting story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419701849
Author:
Myracle, Lauren
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
e, Lauren
Author:
Myracl
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in
Age Level:
from 13

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"Synopsis" by ,

Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

 

When Blisss hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, its like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naïve Bliss has to her new environment is what shes seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted, naïve Bliss is happy to be friends with anyone. Thats not the way it has ever worked at Crestview, and soon Bliss is at the center of a struggle for power between three girls—two living and one long dead.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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