Johnny Voodoo by Dakota Lane

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After their mother dies, her father packs up Deirdre and her brother and moves them from New York City to Charmette, a bayou town in Louisiana. At home, Deirdre is one of three strangers trying to recreate a family. At Charmette High, she's a Yankee who'll never fit in. She's alone in a way she'd never known before. . . until she meets Johnny. He's so mysterious and so beautiful. People say he's dangerous, and that he's got special powers. All Deirdre knows is that when she and Johnny look at each other, they're so close, they're like one person. Johnny makes her feel like her true self. And he teaches Deirdre what true love is, and how long it can last.

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About Dakota Lane

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Dakota Lane's first young adult novel, "Johnny Voodoo" was published by Wendy Lamb Books and was chosen as a PW "Flying Start," won an American Library Association Best Book Award and received a starred Kirkus Review.
Published October 1, 1996 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 199 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Children's Books. Fiction

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Deftly conjuring the steamy atmosphere of bayou country, debut novelist Lane assuredly captures the quixotic passions of first love and the intricacies of high school social dynamics. Lonely and out o

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Lonely and out of place in the little Louisiana town where her artist father has impetuously moved from Manhattan after her mother's death, narrator Deirdre, 16, is inexorably drawn to enigmatic drifter Johnny Vouchamps.

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