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Where Things Come Back

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Unsettling tale of teen's small-town life is good but dark.

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WHERE THINGS COME BACK is something of a critics' darling -- for good reason, as the quality of writing is well above that of most YA fiction. But it may be overly literary for some teens, who may wish the author would get on with the plot already. Parents may well blanch at the levels of profanity and violence, as well as the overall level of darkness. However, new author Whaley's ability to absolutely nail interesting aspects of human behavior makes it quite memorable.

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