Thursday, November 22, 2012

Death of a Kleptomaniac by Kriste Tracy-ADVISABLE

Tracy, Kristen, Death of a Kleptomaniac. Hyperion, 2012. Pgs. 264. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: PG

Molly is finally starting to live life to the fullest. At 16 years of age, she finally has the right friends, has the cutest boy for a boyfriend, and is finally considered popular. She still isn’t happy in life, however. She starts taking advantage of the “five-fingered discount” stealing option in order to keep her anxieties at bay. Life for her is cut short when she dies from a rattlesnake bite on her butt. In order to pass on into the afterlife, she must fix the residual issues that she had in her life and, let’s face, she had a lot. Can Molly settle her issues and cut ties to her past life in order to move on or will she jeopardize her soul in order to stay with the people she’s close to?

 Despite the main topic of death, this books is light-hearted and fluffy. A story of redemption, and love’s power to rise above death, readers will not only relate to the main character, but have a hard time putting the book down. Girls who like chick-lit, humor, paranormal, and realistic fiction will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High

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