“Death of a Kleptomaniac” Kristen Tracy

ARC (Advance Reading Copy). To be published October 30, 2012. Hyperion (Disney Book Group). 264 pp.

Sixteen-year-old Molly steals things from her family, friends and strangers, small things like keys, playing cards, rings, lipstick, etc. She doesn’t know why, but stealing gives her a strange feeling of peace and calms her nerves. She is sure her junior year of high school is going to be a great year, and tries to decide if she likes Henry her geeky, saxophone playing neighbor or Tate, the incredibly handsome football star.

All decisions come to an end when she dies suddenly in a horse accident while on her first date with Tate. Reduced to a soul-like state, she meets her Intake Counselor who tries to explain what needs to happen before Molly can cross over to the other side. Molly refuses to believe she’s dead, and does her best to ignore all the advice she gets until she is in danger of endangering her own soul.

I thought the book was rather slow moving, and didn’t particularly care for it. I felt the storyline was a bit on the lame side, and completely unbelievable. So, I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to Read It or Not. I should have Not.


Author: Mrs. Mac

As a School Librarian, I was Co-Chair of REFORMA's (The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Latinos and Spanish Speaking) CAYASC (Children & Young Adult Services Committee) for 2 yrs. As Co-Chair, I was in charge of all things YA. I have been a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for many years, and have worked as a school librarian for many years. When I'm not blogging, I like to read, run, race and sing - not necessarily in that order. My blog reviews books I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy), which leaves you to ask yourself "Should I Read it or Not?"

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