Blessed

Blessed

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"Published in beginning-reader format, this gentle story will appeal to children's compassion as well as their sense of humor." -- Booklist Houndsley is sad. Not because it's raining or because there are holes in his sweater, but because he doesn't know when his birthday is. And now Catina is sad, too. But friends are good at cheering each other up, and Houndsley and Catina are the best of friends. So it won't be long before they each discover, in a most surprising way, how a first-rate friend can brighten even the saddest days.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 135 x 196 x 38mm | 363g
  • Cambrudge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1-COLOR
  • 0763654795
  • 9780763654795
  • 479,079

Review quote

A good read for those who hunger for the dark side, with all the trappings of a YA vampire novel.
--School Library Journal Smith's writing style is sometimes dramatic, often humorous, and always energetic...A satisfying blend of excitement and intrigue.
--VOYA Wild and ultimately fascinating, if at times grisly, alternate universe
--Kirkus Reviews A hearty meal for the thinking vampire reader
--Horn Book Sure, the vampires, werewolves, and angels provide the lure, but Smiths obvious affection for her characters makes this more than the typical cynical genre exercise.
--Booklist Readers will particularly enjoy the relief from the scary omnipotence of Brad during the action at Sanguini's, chock-full of foodie treats and in-jokes for vampire and literature fans... And Quincie's very teenage interpretation of "Dracula," begun as a make-up assignment for her English teacher at fictional Waterloo High, is a skeptic hoot.
--Austin-American Statesman As in the previous installments of this smart, sexy trilogy, Cynthia Leitich Smith doses every page with winking pop-culture references and groan-worthy one-liners. In this final volume, her homage to Stoker's classic novel is most apparent, as she uses the book's characters for inspiration, its plot for structure and its themes for a rich background that will lead many readers to (re)discover the original Dracula even as they enjoy this darkly humorous send-up.
--Reading Corner (BookPage e-newsletter)
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About Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal, and several other books for young readers. About Blessed, she says, "Who hasn't felt like their life is over? Like they're all alone, facing an infernal storm? That's when a little faith can save you, when you're fighting the hardest to believe in yourself." A member of the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.
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Rating details

3,864 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 39% (1,498)
4 29% (1,102)
3 24% (930)
2 6% (243)
1 2% (91)
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