Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles of books we are eagerly awaiting to be released.

Mojo by Tim Tharp. 288 p. Random House Children's Books, April 9, 2013. 9780375864452.

Publisher synopsis:
All Dylan wants is mojo. What is mojo? It's power. The ability to command respect. It's everything Dylan doesn't have. He gets no respect at school, and when he finds the dead body of a classmate, even the police push him around. All the thanks he gets for trying to help the investigation with his crime drama skills is a new nickname at school: Body Bag. So when Dylan hears about a missing rich girl from the other side of town, he jumps at the chance to dive into this mystery. Surely if he cracks a case involving a girl this beautiful and this rich, he'll get not only a hefty cash reward, but the mojo he's looking for. 
His investigation takes him into the world of an elite private high school and an underground club called Gangland. As Dylan—along with his loyal friends Audrey and Randy—falls down the rabbit hole, lured by the power of privilege, he begins to lose himself. And the stakes of the game keep getting higher.  
Now, just how did I almost miss this one? I read his Knights of the Hill Country before I started blogging, but I remember it fondly. I haven't read Badd but loved The Spectacular Now. Where Badd and Spectacular are pegged for a high school audience, Mojo and Knights are recommended for ages 12 and up. 

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