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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library Y ARS (Text) 33500013249156 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y ARS (Text) 33500013249149 New Checked out 10/22/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library ya ARS (Text) 35500006287203 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781984897053
  • ISBN: 1984897055
  • ISBN: 9781984897060
  • ISBN: 1984897063
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

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Ivy's best friend is traumatized by finding the dead body of a young man but as Ivy seeks answers, she learns that her small New Hamshire town hides many secrets.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Ivy, 17, spends her summers working at Fabuland, a shoddy, off-brand amusement park owned by her dad. While Ivy is out of town visiting her grandparents for a few days, another one of Fabuland's young employees, a boy with Down Syndrome named Ethan, is found dead along the path he took home from the park. The story that he fell doesn't add up, but when Ivy returns and starts asking questions, it seems everyone at Fabuland is hiding something. Even her best friend, Morgan, who found Ethan's body, is speaking in riddles. Arsenault's (The Leaf Reader, 2017) second book for young adults is atmospheric, with details like the Food Zone's price promotion on expiring hotdogs contributing to a pervasive sense of foulness. The mystery itself doesn't quite deliver, as Ivy's sleuthing borders on tedious. Much of what she uncovers is either telegraphed too early or would have been obvious to the police from the start. Still, the dark treatment of a unique setting will be enough to intrigue readers looking for something in the vein of Courtney Summers' Sadie (2018). Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emily Arsenault is the author of several literary mysteries, including In Search of the Rose Notes, a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year; The Broken Teaglass, a New York Times Notable Crime Book; and The Evening Spider. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter. All the Pretty Things is her second novel for young adults. To learn more about Emily and her books go to or follow her on Facebook.

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Amusement parks > Fiction.
Family life > New Hampshire > Fiction.
New Hampshire > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.

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