Kin by Holly Black
(The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

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From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel masterpiece.

Rue Silver's mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it's not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn't kill her mother -- instead, he broke a promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue's mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her -- and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.

About Holly Black

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Holly Black is the author of the bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Good Neighbors graphic novels, and the novels Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. She currently lives in the realm of Western Massachusetts. Ted Naifeh is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed graphic novels, including Polly and the Pirates, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, and Courtney Crumrin Tales: Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man. He has also illustrated the popular Death Jr. and Gloomcookie series.
Published July 30, 2013 by Graphix. 144 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This broken promise sent Rue's mother back to the faerie world.

Feb 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

Teen Reads

Rue is refreshingly unique, a bright character (it’s nice to see a teenage protagonist who doesn’t have to speak with razor-sharp wit all the time) with a genuine curiosity about life.

Oct 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

Common Sense Media

When her father is arrested for the murder of a student and possibly her mother, Rue isn't sure whom to trust.

Oct 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

A Patchwork of Books

no children’s books, no biographies, no YA books in which an Asian-American teen is an important part of the book but not the main character/narrator (except, as noted, when a book has mulitple narrators, and one of them is Asian-American).” If we include Poseur and The Good, The Fab, and The Ugl...

Dec 08 2016 | Read Full Review of Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

The Trades

They always went away.” Book Giveaway - A Corner of White Ends Mar 15, 2013 Enter to win the latest paranormal romance book by acclaimed author Jaclyn Moriarty.

Sep 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)

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