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Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
June 2013
ISBN: 9781250021946
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Charm & Strange

 When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars . . .

Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.

He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.

He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable.

Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present. Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying. (St. Martin’s Griffin)

reviews
“Twisted, and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. Lush storytelling. A must-read.”— Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Triangles, Fallout and Tricks

“…haunting…Charm & Strange is a shocker of a page-turner that unravels brilliantly from both ends.”—Lisa McMann, New York Times Bestselling author of Dead to You

“Charm and Strange is a story of blood and family and the animal inside—and it’s ferociously real.”— Blythe Woolston, author of Catch & Release

“[A] taut psychological tale….This wrenching novel is as difficult to put down as it is to read.” —The Horn Book Magazine

“A breathtaking psychological struggle…Charm & Strange is, without a doubt, one of the best novels I have ever read… The book’s beautiful theme is incredibly executed.” — School Library Journal Teen Review

“Kuehn unwinds her story like a cat toy, teasing readers. Only when all the pieces are fit into the puzzle will the mystery at its heart become clear…. A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut.” — Kirkus

“Debut author Kuehn comes out swinging with this confident, unnerving look at a damaged teen struggling with something violent inside of him.” — Booklist

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