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Kiki Strike

Inside the Shadow City

by Kirsten Miller

Kiki Strike
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  • First Published:
    May 2006, 250 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2007, 400 pages

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Explore life beneath the streets of New York City with Kiki Strike and her band of irregulars. For girls aged 11+

From the book jacket: 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.

Comment: Seventh grader Ananka Fishbein's life at the expensive Atalanta School in New York is "flavorless mush" until the morning a huge (but temporary) sinkhole appears in a park across the street from her house. No one else is awake to see it, so Ananka sets out by herself to explore the sinkhole and discovers a hidden subterranean world. Soon after, she meets pint-sized, mysterious, martial arts expert Kiki Strike at school who introduces her to a group of 12-year-old girls who call themselves the ...

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