When Ananka Fishbein she ventures into an enormous sinkhole near her New York City apartment. She discovers a million rats, delinquent Girl Scouts out for revenge, and a secret city below the streets of Manhattan.
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
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
By taking the time to open this book, youve become a member of a very elite
group: The Curious. I cant tell you how pleased I am that weve found each
other. As you must have noticed, there arent many of us around.
Contained on these pages is a true account of my first adventure with the legendary Kiki Strike. If youre looking for a thrilling story to keep you entertained on those rainy days when you have nothing better to do, it should serve that purpose quite nicely. But if youre interested in learning a few essential skills along the way, all the better. Of course, Im not speaking of the kind of skills youre likely to learn in any classroom. Hopefully, Ill be able to provide you with an altogether more useful education.
CHAPTER ONE: The Shadow City
Until the age of twelve, I led what most people would consider a unexceptional life. My activities...
Miller's fast moving, streamlined writing style draws girls into the first volume of this planned series which offers courage and derring-do in abundance.
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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...
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