Because It Is My Blood

Because It Is My Blood

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"Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in."- Michael Corleone, The Godfather

Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It's a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve--and her heart--will be tested as never before.

Because It Is My Blood is the second novel in Gabrielle Zevin's Birthright series.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 36mm | 454g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0374380740
  • 9780374380748
  • 688,308

Review quote

"[readers] will be pleased."--"School Library Journal"

."..alluring, and Anya is a strong, smart protagonist."--"VOYA"

"action-packed" --"Publishers Weekly"

"Zevin...shines here." --"Booklist"

." of the first will enjoy the author's inventive combination of chocolate, crime and politics, as well as finding out Anya's post-prison fate."--"Kirkus"
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About Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and All These Things I've Done. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, "Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities." She lives in New York City.
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4,208 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (1,702)
3 24% (1,002)
2 5% (205)
1 1% (56)
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