The Blue Mirror

The Blue Mirror

3.77 (613 ratings by Goodreads)
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In this psychologically gripping (Publishers Weekly) novel, a 16-year-old girl deals with the dark life of the streets.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 119 pages
  • 106.7 x 175.3 x 10.2mm | 68.04g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142406937
  • 9780142406939
  • 2,105,355

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* "Psychologically gripping . . . Teems with characters that possess the same kind of edgy, dangerous magic as Francesca Lia Block's creations, and, like Block, Koja explores the confusion between infatuation and real love—in all its cruelty and its redemptive powers."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A richly embroidered tale of abuse and control highlighted with shiny threads of magic and redemption."—Kirkus Reviews

"Mags is a plucky protagonist, and readers will appreciate the ingenuity she musters to address her problems. Fans of Carol Plum-Ucci's What Happened to Lani Garver and outsider themes will appreciate the gritty urban scenes and rhythmic language that give the book an almost surreal ambience"—School Library Journal

"This interesting story of a teen on her journey to adulthood provides a taste of reality and illuminates the complex rather than simple choices that face teens daily."—Children's Literature

"Koja writes with great artistry—her words sometimes work as brushes creating paintings; her prose is close to poetry . . . This is a brief and powerful story."—KLIATT 
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About Kathe Koja

Kathe Koja ( is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for adults, as well as a growing list of books for teenagers, among them Buddha Boy, Blue Mirror, and the multiple award-winning straydog. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.
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613 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 33% (201)
4 29% (178)
3 24% (148)
2 11% (68)
1 3% (18)
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