Down with the Shine
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Down with the Shine

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Think twice before you make a wish in this imaginative, twisted, and witty new novel from the author of Another Little Piece.When Lennie brings a few jars of her uncles moonshine to Michaela Gordon s house party, she has everyone who drinks it make a wish. It s tradition. So is the toast her uncles taught her: May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one. The thing is, those words aren t just a tradition. The next morning, every wish no matter how crazy comes true. And most of them turn out bad. But once granted, a wish can t be unmade . . ."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 355 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 30mm | 408g
  • Harper Teen
  • United States
  • English
  • 0062356046
  • 9780062356048
  • 188,079

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Make a wish . . .Lennie always thought her uncles important family legacy was good old-fashioned bootlegging. Then she takes some of her uncles moonshine to Michaela Gordon s annual house party, and finds out just how wrong she was.At the party, Lennie has everyone make a wish before drinking the shine it s tradition. She toasts to wishes for bat wings, for balls of steel, for the party to go on forever. Lennie even makes a wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was murdered six months ago.The next morning gives Lennie a whole new understanding of the phrase be careful what you wish for or in her case, be careful what wishes you grant. Because all those wishes Lennie raised a jar of shine to last night? They came true. Most of them came out bad. And once granted, a wish can t be unmade. . . .May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.Praise for Kate Karyus Quinn A distinctive, supernatural read. Kirkus Reviews on (Don t You) Forget About Me Quinn is a gifted writer. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream. Publishers Weekly on (Don t You) Forget About Me A gripping ride. Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster yet one who s not beyond redemption. The Horn Book on Another Little Piece"show more

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A gripping ride. Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster yet one who s not beyond redemption. --Horn Book Magazine"show more