Croak: Book summary and reviews of Croak by Gina Damico

Croak

by Gina Damico

Croak by Gina Damico

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Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.

She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice - or is it vengeance? - whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

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"The morbid subject matter is kept in check by entertaining characters, clever twists, and a sly, self-aware sense of humor." - Publishers Weekly

"Fantasy fans who like their tales gritty and filled with irreverent humor will be eager for the follow-up." - Kirkus Reviews

"Creepy and hilarious." - VOYA

"Teens looking for something new will find this scythe-swinging debut novel to die for. ... [A] wacky, highly entertaining new series." - Booklist

"Creative details, sarcastic humor, and quick-witted dialogue makes Croak rise above other stories of its type." - School Library Journal

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Gina Damico grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, the country’s only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, and movie extra. Croak is her first novel. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.

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