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Sunday, September 15, 2013

First novel for Young Adult Author John Corey Whaley

Where Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

By: John Corey Whaley

Genre: young adult

Pages: 228

Published: 2012

Read: September

3 out of 5

Imagine a small quaint town where nothing unique ever happens. This is Lily, Arkansas.  Then one summer, a rare extinct woodpecker is sighted and the town is never the same.  Whaley weaves such a unique story; where the ordinary merges with the extraordinary. While the story is well conceived it is not in the same genre as the popular young adult novels, therefore some teens may struggle to maintain interest in the plot. That is until the two seemly unrelated plots collide and the novel soars.  I hope the readers continue on the flight because it will be worth the ride.  Whaley entangles a little of everything in this story and with a little mystery, love and imagination you will be unable to put the book down.  I also had the honor of meeting and hearing Whaley speak last October at the Austin Teen Book Festival in Austin, Texas.  He is truly a fantastic speaker and understands what teens need today.
Whaley's second novel, Noggin, comes out in April 2014. You can read about it and more at www.johncoreywhaley.com.

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