Black, Holly. Kin.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BLACK, Holly. Kin. (The Good Neighbors, Book One.) Art by Ted Naifeh. Graphix. 128p. illus. c2008. 978-0-4398-5562-4. $16.99. JS

Rue Silver sees strange people skulking around her hometown, people with wings and horns and long pointy ears. Rue thinks she might be going crazy, just like her missing mother, who has a history of walking around naked in gardens and talking to willow trees. Friends and family are no help: Rue's father is in jail, the main suspect in the murder of a student; and her boyfriend is scared of her. Rue is a bit scared of herself, especially when she finds out that she can talk to ivy and turn invisible. Enter Aubrey, Rue's grandfather, who tells her that she is one of the Fair Folk, The People of Peace, The Good Neighbors: a fairy. Aubrey wants Rue all to himself, and he's not the type to take no for an answer.

The Good Neighbors." Kin is the first volume of a series. Fantasy fans will...

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