Misfit by Jon Skovron

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Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell, while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
 

About Jon Skovron

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Jon Skovron is the author of Struts & Frets, about which the Washington Post Book World said, "Skovron perfectly captures that passion-sometimes fierce, sometimes shy-that drives so many young artists to take the raw stuff of life and 'transform it into something beautiful.'" He lives in Washington, DC.
 
Published August 5, 2011 by Amulet Books. 386 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In an impeccably paced and unusually profound urban-fantasy novel, 16-year-old half-demon Catholic-school student Jael Thompson comes into her powers, explores her heritage and battles a tyrannical Hell beast.

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Jael is an easy heroine to root for, and readers will recognize, as Jael does, that (demonic roots aside) she is "just a lonely girl with a lot of problems."

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She’s grown up knowing that there’s something in her that she has to keep hidden, because it’s shameful and dangerous.

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The fact is that throughout its long history, religion has always been used as a means of controlling “the masses.” But we can look at this concept another way, too.

Aug 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Misfit

Examiner

This book is about Hell and demons, which is nothing new, but the vision he has for those ideas is new.

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Open Book Society

Jael and her father hold a very dark secret: her mother used to be a demon and Jael’s father lives in constant paranoia they will be caught by Hell’s minions who are seeking them.

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