Wax by Gina Damico

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Paraffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she’s shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop.       With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy tries to find out who was behind the fire. Along the way, she discovers that some of the townspeople are starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can they extinguish the evil plot?    

About Gina Damico

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Gina Damico is the author of Croak, Scorch, and Rogue. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, the country's only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, and movie extra. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies. Visit her website at www.ginadami.co.
Published August 2, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 368 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction

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Damico (Hellhole) delivers a deliriously off-the-wall tale of small-town horror, in which 17-year-old Poppy Palladino has to persuade her friends that key members of the community are being r

May 27 2016 | Read Full Review of Wax

Gr 8 Up—The world-famous Grosholtz Candle Factory resides in Paraffin, VT; so does aspiring theatrical actress and sassy teenager Poppy Palladino. Recently humiliated on national television during a talent contest, Poppy is the town laughingstock. Haunted by the mishap, she is bullied by her scho...

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