Praise for DOWN WITH THE SHINE:
"Sharp, funny, and amiable, Lennie's narration feels a lot like a modern-day Scout's, and readers are likely to go along for the ride just to spend time with her... Contemporary fiction with a touch of magic and a hint of horror, Quinn's latest defies traditional labels and offers readers a different sort of fictitious escape." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This successfully blends thriller and fantasy elements for a high-stakes, careful-what-
you-wish-for story. A unique, often clever take on family legacies and high school desires with wide appeal." (Booklist)
"Quinn, author of Another Little Piece (HarperCollins, 2013), has written another darkly intelligent novel for readers who prefer flawed heroines and ambiguous endings that aren't tied up in a pretty little "they all lived happily ever after" bow. Graphic descriptions of violence and savagery are not for the faint of heart but will be thoroughly enjoyed by those who like a dark and twisty tale. VERDICT A smartly written and engaging addition for YA collections." (School Library Journal)
"Quinn's previous titles (Another Little Piece, BCCB 7/13, Don't You Forget about Me, BCCB 7/14) have involved dark, labyrinthine plots, but here she moves into black humor,
doing so with with revelry and aplomb." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally.
These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.
Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition.
As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.
Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...