De Lint's latest is another testament to his incredible abilities. His characters are interesting and his plot inventive, making this book well worth reading.
Miguel is a pretty average 17-year-old boy. He enjoys spending time with his best friends, and he doesn't always like his dad. When the new girl in town wanders into his life, Miguel soon falls for her freckles and cute accent. He doesn't know his attraction will draw him into a world where dreams become real, friendships are tested and girls have the power to become wild dogs. (FIREBIRD, Mar., 224 pp., $11.99, ISBN: 9780142408162, HC, 12 and Up)