Dead on Town Line by Leslie Connor

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Of all the revelations her afterlife brings, perhaps the most startling thing Cassie Devlin discovers is that being dead isn’t being done. Murdered by a classmate, Cassie finds herself stuck on the edges of the world she once knew and a realm whose tug she feels but can’t quite find her way to. And . . . she is not alone.There’s another like her, who arrived earlier and who, like Cassie, has some unfinished business. Beautifully crafted in electrifying free verse, Dead on Town Line offers teens an emotionally provocative, can’t-put-it-down reading experience that will linger long after the last page is turned.

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Leslie Connor has her own memories of the energy crunch of the seventies, and she got to thinking: What comes after the long lines at the pumps? What if the earth's supply of gasoline were to finally run out? She tried to imagine what it would look like: "I saw bicycles. And I saw them taking to the highways. I also saw a changing value of goods and services. Then Dewey showed up on my shoulder to tell the story of these kids home alone, trying to keep up with operating a busy bike-repair shop and coping with the unfamiliar condition of suddenly having something everybody else wants." Leslie is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and Dead on Town Line, a young-adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut. Gina Triplett has created original art for many book covers, posters, magazines, and clothing projects. She lives in Philadelphia.
Published June 16, 2005 by Dial. 144 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cassie Devlin (female, 16, medium height, brown hair and green eyes, according to the all-points bulletin) has been murdered, her body thrown into a rock crevice on the town line.

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In this story told in free verse, the reader begins with the chilling revelation that the 16-year-old narrator, Cassie, is dead.

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