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Kin: The Good Neighbors, Book One

By: Holly Black

Illustrator: Ted Naifeh

Ever since Rue's mother disappeared, Rue has been having strange visions of faeries. Then her father is arrested both for the murder of one of his students and as a suspect in his wife's disappearance. Sure that her father is innocent, Rue hopes the faeries might hold the key to the disappearance of her mother and to the student's murder. Volume one of a trilogy. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780439855624

JLG Release: Nov 2008


Sensitive Areas: Illustrations/Images: Nudity/Partial Nudity
Topics: Disappearances , Worrying , Strange creatures , Warnings , Breaking and entering , Arrests , Family friends , Murders , Faeries , Grandparents , Changelings , Jealousy , Rock groups , Groupies , Kidnapping , Escape , Controlling others , Affairs

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Awards & Honors

2009 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Horn Book

Black's first graphic novel is a goth-faerie mystery/thriller. After Rue's mother disappears and her father is accused of murder, the truth about Rue's faerie/human blood emerges. This teen identity crisis plays out as a tale of menace and horror; Black's courageous heroine shows that getting through high school is like wrestling with the dark side Black's first graphic novel is a goth-faerie mystery/thriller. After Rue's mother disappears and her father is accused of murder, the truth about Rue's faerie/human blood emerges. This teen identity crisis plays out as a tale of menace and horror; Black's courageous heroine shows that getting through high school is like wrestling with the dark side. A twilit atmosphere suffuses the illustrations.

Junior Library Guild

“I don’t worry that my mother’s been away for more than three weeks,” Rue says to herself. “Or that my dad hasn’t gone to work since she left. That’s okay. Sometimes we all need a little vacation from our lives. No worries. I’m not worried.” Readers will relate to Rue’s need to convince herself that things are all right and to h “I don’t worry that my mother’s been away for more than three weeks,” Rue says to herself. “Or that my dad hasn’t gone to work since she left. That’s okay. Sometimes we all need a little vacation from our lives. No worries. I’m not worried.” Readers will relate to Rue’s need to convince herself that things are all right and to her attempts to forget her concerns by hanging out with friends who drink too much coffee, then break into abandoned buildings to take pictures of themselves wearing Halloween masks.

Book Details

ISBN

9780439855624

First Release

November 2008

Genre

Fantasy.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

144

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.7; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.5; Points: 4;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Graphix

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Illustrations/Images: Nudity/Partial Nudity

Topics

Disappearances, Worrying, Strange creatures, Warnings, Breaking and entering, Arrests, Family friends, Murders, Faeries, Grandparents, Changelings, Jealousy, Rock groups, Groupies, Kidnapping, Escape, Controlling others, Affairs,

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