Melt

Melt

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Set against the backdrop of The Wizard of Oz, this tale is both a chilling story of abuse and a timeless romance. Sixteen-year-old good girl Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park--where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin' Donuts). There, she meets Joey--a bad boy who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey's reputation, and his alcoholism? And then there's his family secret which is about to be unleashed. Joey's words are scattered on the page--reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason--until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away? Drawing from true events, this brutal love story will hit like a punch in the face and is sure to reach into the soul of every reader.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 25mm | 440g
  • English
  • 0991626109
  • 9780991626106
  • 2,802,617

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Based on true events, MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. MELT will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul. MELT, though not a retelling, is a brutal love story set against the backdrop of The Wizard of Oz. When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey - a "bad boy" who tell no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey's reputation, and his alcoholism? Joey's words are scattered on the page - reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason - until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?
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Review quote

" "Melt" is evocative, emotional, vivid, and powerful. Beautiful, painful, and ultimately healing, "Melt" is a gripping read that will make you feel and care about the characters. Cheryl Rainfield, author, " Scars"
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About Selene Castrovilla

Selene Castrovilla is a mother and a cat lover. She is the author of By the Sword, The Girl Next Door, Revolutionary Friends, Saved by the Music, and Upon Secrecy. She lives in Island Park, New York.
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Rating details

262 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 33% (87)
4 26% (68)
3 23% (59)
2 11% (29)
1 7% (19)
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