Shine

by Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2011.
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 16 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Young Adult TEEN FIC MYR
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA Myr
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Myracle
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Young Adult Fiction YA F MYR
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Myracle
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC MYR
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA MYR
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC MYR
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Summary
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-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

AWARD:
WINNER: Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for young adult fiction
YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Patrick Truman has been beaten and left for dead at the convenience store where he works. His attackers left a gas nozzle stuffed in his mouth, meant to reference his sexual preference. Cat used to be his best friend, and the shame she feels for having dropped him propels her to find out just what happened and who among those in her closed, North Carolina backwoods community is responsible. Myracle treads carefully to avoid stereotypes: Patrick is not reviled by the other guys (he is something of a mascot), and the young suspects who readers will initially target as perpetrators are more dimensional than they seem. Cat, too, grows throughout the story, as she must face both her prejudices and her fears. But even with her eye on character, Myracle doesn't forget her story, and this is a rip-roaring mystery that will have readers turning pages. The rushed ending is something of a fairy tale. Still, this provides a lot to think about, and teens who are experimenting with their own places in the world will find someone in the book whose problems match their own.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cat has been distant from childhood best friend Patrick for three years (she began to "ignore the whole world" after an older friend of her brother's molested her). Even so, when a horrific and possible hate crime leaves openly gay Patrick comatose, she decides to "look straight into the ugliness and find out who hurt him." She grows suspicious of her brother's friends, "the redneck posse," who were with Patrick the night of his attack-especially as she learns they are keeping dangerous secrets, including dealing and using meth. Myracle (Bliss) paints the desperate poverty and bitter divisions within Cat's mountain community well, with memorable details like a friend coloring the duct tape patches on her couch to match the fabric or a meth cooker's bathtub filled with funnels and coffee filters. These details and the thick mystery that Cat unfurls will keep readers engaged-and suspecting several characters, as Cat does. The final faceoff strains believability and the conclusion is a tad neat, but readers will find themselves thinking about Cat's complicated rural community long after the mystery has been solved. Ages 14-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hate crimes -- Fiction.
Gays -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Amulet Books,2011.
Audience 013-017.
Language English
Description 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780810984172 (hbk.)
0810984172 (hbk.)
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