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The Shadow Club Rising

Neal Shusterman

ISBN 10: 1439506124 / ISBN 13: 9781439506127
Published by Paw Prints 2008-06-26, 2008
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Title: The Shadow Club Rising

Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-26

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Library Binding

Book Condition:GOOD

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The Shadow Club doesn't exist anymore.  The group of second-best kids used to play anonymous practical jokes on their rivals, until things spiraled out of control. Now Jared and the ex-Shadow Club members are having a hard time shaking their reputation. And when the new golden boy at school is the victim of a series of nasty pranks, everyone's convinced Jared is to blame.  Determined to prove his innocence, Jared soon becomes wrapped up in a nightmare worse than anything the Shadow Club ever caused.

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It was incidents of teen violence such as the tragedy at Columbine High that made me want to write a sequel to "The Shadow Club." In this book I tried to address the issues of teen anger and resentment in even more thoughtful ways, and have tried to provide positive alternatives to violence within this cautionary tale. KIRKUS REVIEWS writes: "In one of those rare sequels that surpass the original, Shusterman delivers thrilling suspense through probing the dark side of the adolescent psyche. Nuanced characterization ensures that there are no clear-cut villains or heroes; even the upbeat ending has a disturbingly creepy edge. As a remorseful former menace, Jared is a less provocative character than the vengeful bully of the first novel, but he is also much more self-aware and likable. His wry observations on how good people can delude themselves into justifying the most appalling acts seem particularly timely. The mystery and nonstop action will draw teens in; but the uncomfortable questions raised about guilt and responsibility will linger on."

VOYA gave it a 5Q -- the magazine's highest rating -- and writes: "This sequel picks up exactly where the first book ended and stands alone or reads well in sequence. The author deftly narrates a suspenseful story of fundamentally good kids caught up in intrigues and events that test their ingenuity and loyalty to each other. Skillfully written to divulge clues but not give away the ending, the plot moves along quickly and sustains the tension until the last page. Hard to imagine it being any better written. VOYA CODES: 5Q 4P M J.

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