Croak (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Croak (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Gina Damico
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Croak (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Gina Damico

Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606247764
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gina Damico grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, the country’s only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, and movie extra. Croak is her first novel. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies. Visit her website at ginadami.co.

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Croak 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was extremly good. It was funny in all the right places (i got some weird looks from my brother after literally laughing out loud multiple times). The characters were realistic and relatable. The setting was awesome and the details were amazing. I loved Lex and Drigg's sarcasm and personalitites. Overall, a very good book. I highly recomend it.
JoanneLevy More than 1 year ago
This was a very funny and fresh take on the whole grim reaper thing. Lots of great banter, some romance and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments made this a very fun read. My only complaint is the ending that made me REALLY wish the next book was out already.
Krikstas More than 1 year ago
Interesting storyline. Nice twist on the grim reaper. Did love the sarcasm. Did not have to continuously pound the reader with Lex's bratishness. (Reminds me of Stephen King pounding me continuously. The reader gets it after the first couple of incidents.) Weak ending. Did not appreciate the author's attempt at a cliff hanging ending to get you to purchase the next book in the series - I won't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is a very good book to read should be on the must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
new sub genres combos if you are into preteen humor and serials more like cartoon strip captions you might get through this blurb says it all. buska
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. A very well paced adventure with plenty of humor. If you speak primarily sarcasm then buy this book and saturate your brain with it. My only problem being that it ended so suddenly I thought surely I hadn't down loaded some if the book. Good thing there are two more in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looked really good when I read the description, but I was terribly disappointed. The idea of the story sounded great, but this author's writing skills are on a fifth grader's level, honestly. It's choppy; the author jumps around so much and the transitions between events are practically nonexistent. And the dialogue is so simple and not well thought out. The attempts at humor are trying way too hard and falling short entirely. I'm not really sure how any publisher or editor could read this and decide to put it on the market. I wish someone who could actually write would make a book with this story line, though, because it was a good idea. Just a terrible execution of said idea. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i've ever read. Its funny intence and you wont be able to put it down. I meen realy who wouldnt love haveing a crazy uncle, loveing partner/bf and amazing abilitys you cant even explane
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He tried to bite her.
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Mindy_Lou More than 1 year ago
The second she entered the kitchen, Lex realized she was famished." I'm about ready to gnaw my arm off," she said to Uncle Mort."What's for dinner?" "Dinner?" He seemed confused " I already gave you breakfast." "Well, on most planets, guardians feed their kids three meals a day." " That seems excessive." LOL !! This book is a witty fun read.. I bought the book based on cover and plot I normally do review checks before hand I mean if 30 reviews are done and 25 are bad what does that tell ya " DON'T DO IT " LOL.. The story follows a 16 year old girl named Lex.. She has been getting into alot of trouble lately and her parents think it is time to get her out and away from their house for the summer thinking it will help her attitude..So to Uncle Mort's house in Croak she goes.. There she meets a new breed of people "Grims".. In this group is her stunning " pool boy " partner Driggs with his one brown eye and one blue.. The adventures the have and the friendships she makes is what the book is mainly about.. I will say the vilian in the book is exactly who I thought it would be however the one plot twist I did not see coming blew my mind.. I recommend this book as a must read.. It is funny, it is about Grims and not to mention it is just a good read..You get into the book feel as though you know the people but it is not a book you have to over think.. I will be reading books 2 & 3 I wanna know how the story continues.. Happy Reading
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I really liked this spin on Grim stories. It was intense enough that I couldn't set the book down for long and so sarcastically funny that I actually laughed out loud. Very creative with a fascinating mystery to carry through the storyline, this needs to be on your TBR list.
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