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Hellraisers


Author: Alexander Gordon  SMITH
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject/Category:  7-12
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9780374301699
Review: When asthmatic and normally cowardly Marlow musters up his courage to save Pan's life and learns she has signed a contract with the Devil's Engine (or essentially sold herself to the devil), his brushes with the law and possible expulsion from his New York City school suddenly seem paltry. Told in alternating perspectives, this otherworldly chaotic-paced conflict touches on themes of loyalty, dealing with fear, and challenges of growing up portrayed by flawed yet relatable characters and colored with horror and otherworldly mystery to be resumed in future installments.

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