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Some Kind of Animal

Maria Romasco-Moore



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Random House
17 August 2021
Sharp and unyielding. I loved every page. --Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls For fans of Sadie comes a heart-pounding thriller about two girls with a secret no one would ever believe, and the wild, desperate lengths they will go to protect each other from the outside world.

Jo's mother disappeared fifteen years ago. Everyone knows what happened to her. She was wild, and bad things happen to girls like that.

Now people are starting to talk about Jo. She's turning out just like her mom--and, like her, Jo does have a secret. It's not what people think, though. Not a boy or a drug habit. Jo has a twin sister.

The thing is, no one's ever seen Jo's sister. So when she attacks a boy from town, everyone assumes that it was Jo.

Now everyone thinks Jo is a liar, that she's crazy, that she's dangerous. But Jo is telling the truth. And that's the last thing her sister wants.

A compelling, unpredictable, and uncompromisingly dark debut. --Kirkus
By:   Maria Romasco-Moore
Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781984893574
ISBN 10:   1984893572
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   17 August 2021
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Maria Romasco-Moore is the author of Ghostographs, a collection of short stories paired with vintage photographs. Some Kind of Animal is her first novel. She is an instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design. To learn more go to or follow @BettaSplenda on Twitter.

Reviews for Some Kind of Animal

Some Kind of Animal is sharp and unyielding. It refuses to be anything other than what it is-all bared teeth and a vivid, beating heart. I loved every page. -Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls There's a direct, solid nature to Jo's narration, and her love and desperate desire to protect her sister is keenly felt as she risks her life and those of others to keep Lee from harm. A swift pace and a few surprises keep the pages turning. -The Bulletin A nonstop mystery thriller that will keep readers on their toes. . . . Raw and beautiful. -School Library Journal, starred review Compelling, unpredictable, and uncompromisingly dark. -Kirkus Reviews

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