Guile

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Author(s): Constance Cooper
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016
Product Number: EB00615568
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544451735
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“A fun read, with a bit of fantasy and mystery, and it's sure to put a smile on your face (did I mention it has a talking cat?).”—Here's to Happy EndingsYonie Watereye lives in the bayou. The water there is full of guile, a power that changes people and objects. Yonie, 16, makes a living investigating objects affected by guile, but in fact it's her talking cat, LaRue, who has the power to see guile. Yonie becomes aware that someone is sending harmful guile-changed objects to certain people, including herself. Her investigation becomes entwined with her hunt for the secrets of her mother's past and leads her to discover dangers hidden within her own family. In the suspenseful adventure that follows, Yonie and her feline companion face challenges that could end their adventuring forever.* A Junior Library Guild Selection *“The setting is a blend of Venice's canals and Louisiana's bogs; the plot is an almost cozy mystery with red herrings aplenty; the heroine is as plucky as her sidekick is prickly. Add just a dash of romance and you've got yourself a fine gumbo of a book that, while satisfying in one gulp, may also have readers returning for second helpings.”—Bulletin“The plot is invigorating and exciting . . . Unexpected twists leave readers both on edge and fulfilled.”—Kirkus Reviews“Memorable, well-drawn characters . . . Those who like unusual fantasies will enjoy this and will identify with the appealing Yonie as she searches for her roots and a place to belong.”—Booklist

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