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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 144
Themes: mystery, romance, dystopia
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 15/Feb/2013
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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.

The Winnipeg Free Press
"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."
CM Magazine
"A useful comment[ary] on our consumer society...It is a fun read, and really, really creepy in spots!"
Quill & Quire
"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."
Reading Today Online
"This fun mystery read with a touch of romance and investigative journal writing will appeal to aspiring writers."
School Library Journal
"[T]he plot is interesting...[and ] the story line will keep readers entertained."
Library Media Connection
"An easy, fun read."


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