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Blank Confession

By Pete Hautman

Blank Confession
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2010,
    176 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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Shayne Blank is the new kid in town--but that doesn't stop him from getting into a lot of trouble very quickly. The other kids don't understand him. He's not afraid of anything. He seems too smart. And his background doesn't add up. But when he walks into the police department to confess to a murder, it quickly becomes apparent that nothing is as it seems. There's more to Shayne--and his story--than meets the eye. As the details begin to fill in, the only thing that becomes clear is that nothing about Shayne's story is clear at all.

Blank Confession is a compelling mystery that will keep readers turning pages, from National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman.

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"Starred Review. Mikey's self-deprecating narration keeps it from getting too serious, and Hautman's skillful pacing, funny dialogue, and fully realized characters make this a taut mystery that's nearly impossible to put down. Ages 12 up." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Masterfully written with simple prose, solid dialogue and memorable characters... A sure hit with teen readers." - Kirkus

"It’s a classic crime setup, but in Hautman’s hands, character comes first, and Mikey is better fleshed out than most protagonists." - Booklist

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Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible. Mr. Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at petehautman.com.

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