Synopses & Reviews
Dusie always knew puberty was going to be confusing, but she never realized it was going to be catastrophic--until she wakes up one morning to find that her hair has turned into a writhing mass of slithering snakes and discovers the real truth about her family: her mother is a Gorgon--right out of Greek mythology--and she was named after her mother's younger sister, Medusa. Her mother had hoped that Dusie's being half-mortal would protect her from inheriting the family curse.
Still reeling from this revelation, Dusie tries to keep her snakes under wraps. But after a boy she likes in school almost exposes her, she discovers another family secret--just one look from Dusie's snakes has the power to send someone right into his own personal Stone Age. Talk about "if looks could kill"!
Dusie better figure out how to control her snakes and her rage, and find a way to get her life back--before anything else disastrous happens.
Dusie has always known puberty was going to be confusing, but she never realized it would be catastrophic. One morning she wakes to find that her hair has become a writhing mass of slithering snakes. Then she discovers the truth about her family: she was named after her long-lost aunt Medusa and they are all gorgons in hiding.
About the Author
NANCY SPRINGER has published forty-five novels for adults, young adults and children. Her novels from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos. Springer's children's books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children's Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood's daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. She lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.