When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone... show more
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice. Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.Praise for Shine“Cat eventually uncovers the truth in a cliffhanging climax in which she confronts fear, discovers that love is stronger than hate and truly ‘shines.’ Raw, realistic and compelling.” –Kirkus Reviews “The page-turning mystery and Cat’s inspiring trajectory of self-realization will draw readers in and give them plenty to ponder.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books“Dramatic in both content and presentation.” –Los Angeles Times“Myracle captures well the regret that many feel for things in their past about which they are ashamed. Cat’s reflections on these moments are spot-on.” –School Library Journal
Publish date: 2011-05-01
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Yeah... it made me feel all the things, for sure.My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
OMG, wow, aside from all the NBA controversy, this was a power read. Cat sets out to find who beat up her best friend, Patrick, and left him for dead. Patrick is a gay teen in a small NC town, where the major industry is meth production. The story alternates between present day & past events. Ve...
4.5/5Will definitely re-read, this time paying more attention so I can write the review Shine deserves. Do I think it's necessarily for everyone? No, but I think that regardless of enjoyment, this is a book that people should read.Though... Cover Impressions: gorgeous cover and it's really lovely ho...
I rate this book 5 stars.Close your eyes. Imagine yourself alone, bloodied, the still night surrounding you. There's only the flickering of a small, lone light bulb right above you, but there's no one there - you are completely, utterly alone, beaten and bloodied, strapped to a gas pump with the wor...
This book was so sad and beautiful.More than that, the entire book, everything in and about it, was character-driven. It seemed real, not planned out and outlined, with little check-boxes ticked off. Each character was flawed, horribly flawed, and their interactions with each other, and themselves...