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Dead things are closer than they appear / Robin Wasley.

Wasley, Robin, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781665914604
  • ISBN: 1665914602
  • ISBN: 9781665914611
  • ISBN: 1665914610
  • Physical Description: 405 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2024]

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Summary, etc.:
Seventeen-year-old Sid lives in a tourist town where magic lies buried beneath the earth, but other than that, has a completely ordinary existence, until one day her brother goes missing and the ground opens up, unleashing the magic and zombies within.
Sid Spencer has always been the most normal girl in her abnormal hometown, a tourist trap built over one of the fault lines that seal magic away from the world. Meanwhile, all Sid has to deal with is hair-ruining humidity, painful awkwardness, being one of four Asians in town, and her friends dumping her when they start dating each other—just days after one of the most humiliating romantic rejections faced by anyone, ever, in all of history. Then someone kills one of the Guardians who protect the seal. The earth rips open and unleashes the magic trapped inside. Monsters crawl from the ground, no one can enter or leave, and the man behind it all is roaming the streets with a gang of violent vigilantes. Suddenly, Sid’s life becomes a lot less ordinary. When she finds out her missing brother is involved, she joins the remaining Guardians, desperate to find him and close the fault line for good. Fighting through hordes of living corpses and uncontrollable growths of forest, Sid and a ragtag crew of would-be heroes are the only thing standing between their town and the end of the world as they know it. Between magic, murderers, and burgeoning crushes, Sid must survive being a perfectly normal girl caught in a perfectly abnormal apocalypse.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14+. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Zombies > Juvenile fiction.
End of the world > Juvenile fiction.
Siblings > Juvenile fiction.
Asian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
City and town life > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Zombies > Fiction.
End of the world > Fiction.
Siblings > Fiction.
Zombies > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Fin du monde > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Frères et sœurs > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Américains d'origine asiatique > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Vie urbaine > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Apocalyptic fiction.
Zombie fiction.

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Kent Library Association - Kent Y WAS (Text) 33410156630834 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 04/09/2024

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