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Young Adult Fiction 1918
Heart-pounding, page-turning urban romance!
(Updated: December 10, 2015)
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A companion novel to Van Diepen's ON THE EDGE, this contemporary romance and mystery novel is told from the point of view of Gabby Perez, a high school student who loves her friends, her family, and her weekly talk radio show. Gabby uses the airwaves to raise awareness of a growing problem in her community - girls being drugged, kidnapped, and trapped into prostitution. When one of Gabby's close friends disappears, she takes matters into her own hands, regardless of the danger. With help from a mysterious and tempting man just known as X, Gabby tracks down the secrets of the prostitution ring and does everything in her power to save her friend while falling head over heels for X.

The authentic writing style and Gabby's solid voice are huge strengths of this novel. The author knows her characters very well, and that is reflected in the strong writing. The tone of the novel is also very similar to its companion, ON THE EDGE, which is important for stories set in the same city and with many of the same characters. The setting is realistic and also very authentic, and the problems facing Gabby's community feel very contemporary and timely. LIGHT OF DAY and its companion can be read on their own, but the best reading is in their publication order.

Verdict: If you're looking for a highly recommended page-turning, heart-pounding urban romance then look no further!
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