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(Don't You) Forget about Me

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Staff Pick

This is the story of two sisters and the memories they tried to forget. This is the story of a town where magic ripples through everyday life in quiet eddies. This is the story of the dark price that everyone pays when wishes come true.
Recommended by The Dot, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to Gardnerville.

A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies... of natural causes.

But there's a price to pay for paradise. Every four years, the strange power that fuels the town takes its toll and a teenager commits a horrible crime — a crime that sends other teens to their graves. And every four years, the killer is locked up in the reformatory, only to emerge years later, a shell of their former self.

Four years ago, Skylar's sister, Piper, was taken away after leading her classmates onto the trestle bridge and commanding them to jump to their deaths. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, waiting for Piper to be released. But the secrets Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar — whispering that the only way to truly get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville's murderous cycle once and for all.

Review:

"Gardnerville is 'equal parts monstrous and miraculous,' a place where no one gets sick, where no one is allowed to leave, and where every four years, its teenagers kill themselves and others in fits of dreamlike madness. Flowers grow like weeds across the town, and the people who move there are seeking paradise: 'No sickness, no disease.... These are the perks of living in Gardnerville, but they do not come for free.' Skylar Gardner is mourning the absence of her older sister, Piper, who led some of the town's children to a watery death four years earlier and now lives in a reformatory. Skylar's voice is alternately despairing and cynical; like nearly everyone else in town, she exists in a near-constant drug-addled state, with flower-based drugs helping calm residents' demons. Quinn (Another Little Piece) is a gifted writer, her prose requiring perseverance and attentiveness. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville and what keeps its cycles of madness turning is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream — sometimes nightmarish, sometimes beautiful, and sometimes like one long, strange hallucination. Ages 13 – up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“[A] distinctive, supernatural read.” Kirkus Reviews

Review:

“Fans of Nova Ren Suma's Imaginary Girls (Dutton, 2011) will enjoy this dark and magical surrealism.” School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Stephen King meets Tuck Everlasting in this eerie, compulsively page-turning tale of a girl haunted by the loss of her sister — and trapped by the mysterious power that fuels her small town.

Gardnerville seems like a paradise. But every four years, a strange madness compels the town's teenagers to commit terrible crimes. Four years ago, Skylar's sister, Piper, led her classmates on a midnight death march into a watery grave. Now Piper is gone. And to get her back, Skylar must find a way to end Gardnerville's murderous cycle.

From Kate Karyus Quinn, author of Another Little Piece, comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful novel that will thrill fans of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys and Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement.

About the Author

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and a menthol ChapStick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would . . . build character. She is also the author of Another Little Piece.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062135964
Author:
Quinn, Kate Karyus
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 352 pages HarperTeen - English 9780062135964 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This is the story of two sisters and the memories they tried to forget. This is the story of a town where magic ripples through everyday life in quiet eddies. This is the story of the dark price that everyone pays when wishes come true.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gardnerville is 'equal parts monstrous and miraculous,' a place where no one gets sick, where no one is allowed to leave, and where every four years, its teenagers kill themselves and others in fits of dreamlike madness. Flowers grow like weeds across the town, and the people who move there are seeking paradise: 'No sickness, no disease.... These are the perks of living in Gardnerville, but they do not come for free.' Skylar Gardner is mourning the absence of her older sister, Piper, who led some of the town's children to a watery death four years earlier and now lives in a reformatory. Skylar's voice is alternately despairing and cynical; like nearly everyone else in town, she exists in a near-constant drug-addled state, with flower-based drugs helping calm residents' demons. Quinn (Another Little Piece) is a gifted writer, her prose requiring perseverance and attentiveness. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville and what keeps its cycles of madness turning is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream — sometimes nightmarish, sometimes beautiful, and sometimes like one long, strange hallucination. Ages 13 – up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “[A] distinctive, supernatural read.”
"Review" by , “Fans of Nova Ren Suma's Imaginary Girls (Dutton, 2011) will enjoy this dark and magical surrealism.”
"Synopsis" by , Stephen King meets Tuck Everlasting in this eerie, compulsively page-turning tale of a girl haunted by the loss of her sister — and trapped by the mysterious power that fuels her small town.

Gardnerville seems like a paradise. But every four years, a strange madness compels the town's teenagers to commit terrible crimes. Four years ago, Skylar's sister, Piper, led her classmates on a midnight death march into a watery grave. Now Piper is gone. And to get her back, Skylar must find a way to end Gardnerville's murderous cycle.

From Kate Karyus Quinn, author of Another Little Piece, comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful novel that will thrill fans of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys and Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement.

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