Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?
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Gr 9 Up—Lex is shattered after her twin sister is murdered by Zara, a fellow Junior Grim who stole Lex's power to Damn. But while her friends welcome Lex back, the other residents of Croak are suspicious of the Juniors-especially Lex, Zara is also escalating her terror, Damning innocents until Le...Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Scorch (Croak)
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