Loss

By KESSLER, Jackie Morse

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978-0-547-71215-4 978-0-547-82239-6
Publisher
Houghton Graphia


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 7 Up—Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid whom every bully in school zeroes in on. At home, he is left in charge of his grandfather, who has Alzheimer's, while his mother works a second job to support the family. The only joy in Billy's world comes from his longtime friendship with Marianne. He would like to move her into girlfriend status, but he's too chicken to take the initiative. One night while he's keeping his grandfather c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

Another successful exploration of the Riders of the Apocalypse’s smart, engaging central premise: a troubled teen must cope with the implications of his newly acquired, tremendously destructive power in order to earn redemption. In Loss, Jackie Morse Kessler also expands the scope of the series—to impressive effect. Billy is disgusted by the seemingly malignant power he wields as the new Pesti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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