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Lee Hindle.
New York, NY: Avon Books, 1984.
139pp., paper, $3.25.
ISBN 0-380-88468-2. Distributed by Avon Books of Canada. CIP.

Grades 8-9 / Ages 13-14

Reviewed by Barbara Conquest.

Volume 13 Number 4
1985 July

This winner of the Flare Competition for young writers (13-18) fills all the requirements for a book likely to be popular with the non-dscriminating young teen, the one who thinks Flowers In The Attic and Carrie are the best books he/she has ever read. Horror, violence, and very obvious foreshadowing abound.

On the plus side, this young author exhibits a good ear for current adolescent speech, a keen eye for detail, and a definite talent for transposing both into print. If the curtailment of self-indulgence that frequently comes with maturity materializes, future writing from this young author should be awaited with favourable anticipation.

Barbara Conquest, D.S. MacKenzie J.H.S., Edmonton, AB.
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