Stork

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Release Date: 
October 11, 2010
Publisher/Imprint: 
Candlewick
Pages: 
357
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Katla Gudrun LeBlanc is stuck in Minnesota. Far from her California home, the white-blonde teenage fashionista is dealing not only with her parents’ recent divorce but also trying to survive a dramatic change in setting.

Outdated, old fashioned, and at times just plain odd, her new home has yet to become anything close to what she considers acceptable, especially the climate. The cold is the one thing Kat hates the most and everyone knows the Midwest is not know for warmth as Fall sets in.

When weird happenings escalate and whispers about her past in this town reach her ears, things take an even more bizarre turn. Is Kat destined for something out of this world, or is she finally just cracking up from all the stress of being a new student at Norse Falls High?

A modern day fairy tale woven from old legends thought dead, Stork is a book full of originality, humor, and edge of your seat suspense. Wendy Delsol has pitch perfect characterization in her sassy protagonist and mystical setting, bringing to life an original story that is both freshly real and yet magical at the same time.

Filled with present-day pop culture references such as the latest fashions and brand name coffee, the book also fuses together ancient Icelandic myths and customs for the perfect blend of old and new. This combination makes for a whole new layer of depth. Throw in a love interest that will make any heart pound and a few death-defying scenes and you have one of the best young adult books of the year.

Stork is nearly impossible to stop reading and will take readers on an amazing journey of tradition coupled with modern day fun. Twists and turns abound, but it will all end in a revelation readers will never see coming.