Life will never be the same for Ananka Fishbein after she ventures into an enormous sinkhole near her New York City apartment. A million rats, delinquent Girl Scouts out for revenge, and a secret city below the streets of Manhattan combine in this remarkable novel about a darker side of New York City you have only just begun to know about
Deliciously entertaining debut novel... the author's love for New York's nooks and crannies shines from every page, making this a rare adventure story.
*Starred Review* Gr. 5-8. While some discerning readers may complain that the conclusion is too quick and tidy, readers will welcome the hints of sequels, all hopefully narrated by Ananka, the most intriguing and carefully developed of Miller's characters.
School Library Journal Kiki Strike celebrates the courage and daring of seemingly ordinary girls, and it will thrill those who long for adventure and excitement.
An absurdly satisfying romp for disaffected smart girl, with hints of more to come.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
by Kimi Excellant Kiki Strike is my favorite book. I recommend it to anyone who loves mysteries, action, and spy books, because it is a perfect combination of all three. The original is better than the sequel, but they are both really good. I could read Kiki Strike... Read More
Rated of 5
by Em Talk about a Page Turner Not only does Kirstin Miller make you LOVE & HATE Kiki Strike the character, she also makes you want to be there and think of all there plans and the next step they should take. Making the characters not the stereo-type girl power girls, she gives... Read More
Rated of 5
by indigo york kiki strike book reveiw Anaka Fishbean is a thirteen year old girl. She lives with her parents in a flat in New York City. When an enormous sinkhole appears in the park across from her home it’s only the start of her adventures.
When she discovers and underground room... Read More
Kirsten Miller works in advertising in New York. She says that the idea
for Kiki Strike did not come to her all at once, but that Kiki was the first
character to arrive, because she loved the idea of a young, female mastermind
who lived by her own set of rules (not all of them good). Then, in 2001,
she heard about the front lawn of a nursing home in Manhattan that had collapsed
revealing the forgotten basement of a building that had been torn down eighty
years before; the room was complete with tables, chairs and even wall
decorations. This was one of the events that triggered Miller's
fascination with the many other tunnels and hidden rooms under New York, which
inspired her to create the Shadow City.
"I wanted to create female characters whose strength comes from what's inside
their heads, not what's inside their bras. I'm no prude, believe me, but I don't
care much for those who think 'girl power' means the freedom to wear revealing
clothes and dominate guys. Those things can be fun, of course, but 'girl power'...
Roy sets himself on the trail of a mysterious boy. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails. Ages 10+.
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