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May 10, 2011

Review: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany


Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…

When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.

The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early. Excerpt from Shannon’s website.

13 to Life was a very interesting book. I liked how Shannon created her wolves as they are different than your typical “get bitten and you turn type” wolves. Shannon’s are completely different and we only know what I think is a quarter of the story. I couldn’t believe the way she ended it. I was like what? There has to be I missing pages??? I can’t wait to read book 2 Secrets and Shadows.

I find Jess to be a very strong individual. She puts her friends before herself even if it takes away from her happiness. She is also best friends with the girl that killed her mother. I wouldn’t be able to do that. Jess sees the good in everyone. Living in a small town of Junction probably does that to you. I like Pietr even if I disagree with some of the things he does. I know Jess told him to but still!

The Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The Details:

Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.9 in
Published: June 22, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN - 10:0312609140
ISBN - 13:9780312609146

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  1. The book sounds very interesting! Great review ♥

  2. Haven't got to reading this book yet, but it sounds great! Awesome review ;)