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Shelter by Harlan Coben
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Mar 10, 12

bookshelves: mystery, young-adult, loved
Read in March, 2012

Loved this book. Mickey Bolitar's father has died(view spoiler). He's the child of two do-gooder parents and has spent his life until now traveling the globe with them. Now they've gone home so Mickey can have a normal high school. Mickey's mom falls apart at his father's death and becomes a junkie. (I did wonder if she'd ever had drug problems before...) His girlfriend disappears, and the local Bat Lady is somehow mixed up in the mystery that Mickey sets out to solve. Mickey is Myron Bolitar's (star of Coben's adult mysteries) nephew. His search for Ashley takes him to the Bat Lady's house, a seedy strip club, and more, and makes him join forces with goth outcast Ema, nerd loner Spoon, and hot girl Rachel. Really enjoyed this fast-paced story. Great characterization, real life high school stuff, mixed with unbelievable stuff like awesome martial arts skills that let Mickey best professional thugs. (view spoiler) Look for the sequel--there WILL be one, right?
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