Dust City

Dust City

by Robert Paul Weston
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Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed. Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner. Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101462386
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,191,120
File size: 295 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Robert Paul Weston's first novel was Zorgamazoo, a Booklist top ten debut of 2008. Born in the UK and raised in Canada, Robert Paul Weston lives in Toronto, where he currently teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto.

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Dust City 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Henry Whelp lives in a reformatory for troubled boys called the Home for Wayward Wolves. He's been there since his father was thrown in jail for killing Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. He's been mad at his father ever since, and embarrassed when people bring it up. He doesn't like people thinking he is going to twist off and go on a killing spree like his dad, but everyone thinks killing is in his blood. Henry lives in Dust City, a dark and dangerous place known for its black market dust. Dust is a mind-altering drug that has the entire population addicted. The wolves, foxes, ravens, and hominids all crave dust to make them feel better and heal their sicknesses. At one time, the dust was a good and magical thing - actual fairy dust given out by the fairies themselves in order to make people live up to their potential. Something has happened to all the fairies, though. They have disappeared without a trace, and the only way to fill the need is for the thaumaturgical companies to create synthetic dust to push on the public. Henry has always tried to stay away from dust and only accepts it when administered by medical personnel. He is afraid it will turn him into a killer like his father, but when there is a murder at the Home where he lives, Henry is forced to hunt for the truth about it, what really happened the night his father killed Little Red and her grandma, and what happened to the fairies. With the help of Fiona, a beautiful she-wolf, Henry jumps into the world of the black market, hoping he can find his way out again. DUST CITY is so creative. The mix of different fairy tale characters and story lines is amazing. Cindy Ella is the headmaster at the Home for Wayward Wolves. The policeman on Henry's case is Detective White (Snow White) and Jack (Beanstalk) is Henry's best friend. As soon as I read the first page I was hooked. These wolves aren't the typical wolves we've seen in fantasy novels lately, so if you are in the mood for something unique, give this one a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall I really enjoyed the book
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The book was awesome though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you find a pack of wolves cornering a professional firework shooter offer, you attack them. When you attack a pack of wolves, you are arrested by the Humane Society. Don't be arrested by the Humane Society. Get better internet now.
LarkPaula More than 1 year ago
I liked this book so much more than I anticipated!! I had to put Beastly aside after about 40 pages- just couldn't get into it- but Dust City was much more readable, and after a while, I got past the fact that the characters are the same ones from the fairy tales, and just enjoyed the great story. the grown-up interpretations of fairy tale elements were wonderfully woven into a great crime adventure story. This one is really fun for any YA reader.
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Amani Abubakr More than 1 year ago
This book sucked. It was very confusing at times. i don't reccomened this.
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