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Deviant

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Deviant

Growing up in an anti-nuclear plant being raised by a bunch of pot-smoking, guitar-playing hippies was the best part of Abigail’s childhood. Sure, her mother had skipped out on her as a baby, but who needs a real mother anyway? Nieve, her mother’s former best friend, is all the family she needs. That is, until Nieve dies suddenly of cancer.
 
"DEVIANT has a little bit of something for everyone. There is humor, danger, romance and a heart-wrenching twist. If you are in the mood for a quick read that will keep you entertained, this is it!"
 
Becoming one of the many faceless children being shuffled around from place to place by adoption and fostering workers is the new normal for Abigail. There is no more home for her. She lays around a crumbling building with other children like her, hoping for a way out and into a better life. And her time comes with four words Abigail never expects to hear: “Your mom is dead.”
 
She inherits 50,000 euros, a one way ticket to America and a note instructing her to find her father and sister. So she does the only thing she can think to do: hop on a plane and find her family in America. However, when she arrives to find a distant, secretive father and hell-bent sister, Abigail begins to wonder what she has gotten herself into. As secrets start to unfold, Abigail finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy bigger than she could have ever imagined.
 
DEVIANT is full of fun adventures and strong characters. It is paced perfectly so you are always being led to one clue after the other until the whole story is beautifully revealed. The characters will make you hate them but then quickly change your mind as you understand what they are really like. DEVIANT has a little bit of something for everyone. There is humor, danger, romance and a heart-wrenching twist. If you are in the mood for a quick read that will keep you entertained, this is it!

Reviewed by Samantha E. on June 26, 2013

Deviant
by Helen FitzGerald

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 13+
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Teen
  • ISBN-10: 1616951397
  • ISBN-13: 9781616951399