Mardock Scramble 1

Mardock Scramble 1

by Tow Ubukata
     
 

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"I'd rather be dead." Rune Balot was a lost girl with nothing to live for, when a man named Shell took her in and cared for her... until he tried to murder her. Standing at the precipice of death, Rune is saved by Dr. Easter, a private investigator, who uses an experimental procedure known as "Mardock Scramble 09." The procedure grants Balot extraordinary abilities

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"I'd rather be dead." Rune Balot was a lost girl with nothing to live for, when a man named Shell took her in and cared for her... until he tried to murder her. Standing at the precipice of death, Rune is saved by Dr. Easter, a private investigator, who uses an experimental procedure known as "Mardock Scramble 09." The procedure grants Balot extraordinary abilities and now Rune must decide whether to use her new powers to help Dr. Easter bring Shell to justice, or if she has the will to keep living a life that's been broken so badly. Includes special extras after the story!

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—After a mysterious attempt on her life, teenage prostitute Rune has been brought back to life via a procedure called the Mardock Scramble 09 and is now a cyborg with a set of new powers. Will she use these to track down the man who tried to kill her? This is an intriguing mystery, with interesting characters. Rune is luminously sad, but is gradually gaining confidence with help from her shape-shifting mouse guardian, Oeufcoque. The illustrations are expressive, the plot moves swiftly, and there is potential for absorbing plot and character development.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612625270
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
07/16/2013
Series:
Mardock Scramble Series , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
801,825
File size:
78 MB
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Meet the Author

Tow Ubukata is the bestselling author of several novels, including the original Mardock Scramble. Yoshitoki Oima previously wrote and illustrated Koe no Katachi.

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