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The Lewton Experiment
By author: Rachel Sa
Selling Points: mystery, romance, dystopia
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: Feb/15/2013
Pages: 144
Fiction Ages 12-15
Price:  $12.95
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Seventeen-year-old Sherri arrives in Lewton excited to start a summer job working as a student reporter. Instead of a thriving community, she finds a creepy ghost town. Most of the local stores have been boarded up, and their now zombie-like owners are working at the new big-box superstore, Shopwells. Sherri takes it upon herself to investigate what is going on but hopes her new romance will not get in the way.
Library Media Connection - January 1, 2014
"An easy, fun read."
School Library Journal - June 1, 2013
"[T]he plot is interesting...[and ] the story line will keep readers entertained."
Reading Today Online - March 2, 2013
"This fun mystery read with a touch of romance and investigative journal writing will appeal to aspiring writers."
CM Magazine - January 25, 2013
"A useful comment[ary] on our consumer society...It is a fun read, and really, really creepy in spots!"
Quill & Quire - January 1, 2013
"Sa's plotting is clear, clean, and hugely enjoyable. The story rips along at a good pace, often making use of snappy and humorous dialogue. The characters, particularly Sherri, jump off the page: they're recognizable types, but full of zing and energy...Sa cleverly transforms the big-box store phenomenon from a complex issue into a problem that can be solved by one resourceful girl...A highly entertaining thrill ride."
The Winnipeg Free Press - December 15, 2012
"Readers who dislike big-box stores and distrust their corporate culture will enjoy this juvenile mystery...[Rachel Sa] works in plenty of suspense and action."


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