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SHADE
by Jeri Smith-Ready

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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Smith-Ready writes movingly and well about music, first love and the drama of having too much responsibility thrust upon your teenage shoulders. Her world is first-rate and every one of her characters rings true. You'll want to read the next book in this exciting series immediately, but alas, you'll have to wait.

Sixteen-year-old Aura can see ghosts, but she's not the only one -- everyone born after the Shift can. Like the rest of her generation, she considers this a liability instead of an asset. But then her boyfriend, the sexy musician Logan, dies. Aura used to want to reverse the Shift, but with ghost-Logan around, she's not so sure. Enter dazzling Scottish exchange student Zachary, and Aura is torn between a living and a dead boy -- a dead boy who could turn Shade and be locked up for eternity. (SIMON PULSE, May, 320 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781416994060, HC, 14 and Up)

Reviewed By: Liz French

Publisher: SIMON PULSE

Published: May 2010

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