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  • Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
  • April Spisak
Reichs, Brendan Nemesis. Putnam, 2017 [464p]
Trade ed. ISBN 978-0-399-54493-4 $17.99
E-book ed. ISBN 978-0-399-54495-8 $10.99
Reviewed from galleys R Gr. 8-10

Min keeps getting killed every other year on her birthday, though she wakes the next day perfectly fine. Additionally, the government is looking pretty shady, and a comet might destroy the Earth. It takes a while for the reader to piece all the hows and whys and background of the story together in this mysterious tale, but Min effectively anchors the story, serving as a point of focus that stays consistent even while the rest of the plot shifts and turns as a dizzying pace. She is clearly a kid of her world, traumatized and brittle though a loving person underneath. There are other compelling characters, three of whom turn out, like Min, to be experiment subjects, but she’s the core, and it’s her story that will likely draw readers back to see where the cliffhanger ending leads. Patient readers will be richly rewarded for persisting through the onion layer reveals. [End Page 278]



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