Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wax by Gina Damico - ESSENTIAL

Damico, Gina Wax, 360 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016.  $17.99.  Language: R (81 swears, 1 "f"); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13.

Paraffin, Vermont is a picture perfect town known for the delicious scents emanating from the famous Grosholtz Candle Factory.  But something sinister is lurking underneath the perfect exterior.  Poppy Palladino begins to suspect that the people she has known her whole life are not what they seem.  And the town legend of the Hollow One's may be more real than she ever thought possible.

This is a spectacular re-telling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  With the sleepy Vermont town setting, a splash of humor, and the unforgettable urban legend of the Hollow One's, the author has created a winning combination.  

HS -ESSENTIAL. Gina, Media Specialist

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