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BLACK RABBIT SUMMER
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult
Brooks pens a twisted and compelling mystery, although a rushed and lacking ending may disappoint. Pete is a likable and believable protagonist -- no easy feat when writing a take-off on a teen detective story. This is a good summer read to be enjoyed and pondered.
Pete is spending a boring last summer at home when old love Nicole calls to arrange one last hurrah with the gang. Pete brings along Raymond, a quiet boy who's misunderstood by everyone but Pete. As they
In the days that follow Pete searches for his friend and deals with vicious bullies, layers of secrets and an also-missing town starlet. Is anything what it seems? (CHICKENHOUSE, Jul., 496 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780545057523, HC, 12 and Up)
Reviewed By: Marie Bongiorno
Published: July 2008