Whatever Became of the Squishies? (Whatever Became of the Squishies #1)

 
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Whatever Became of the Squishies? (Whatever Became of the Squishies #1)
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12+
Release Date
August 30, 2010
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B0040JHR3K
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SHE'S JUST INHERITED SUPERPOWERS, OF...ER, SARCASM? She’s wild, outspoken, trouble follows Carla Mainston wherever she goes. But what do you expect from a purple outcast living in a green colony? She's the last girl on the planet who should be inheriting special powers. As if that wasn’t bad enough, there's a deadly disease spreading faster than a dirty joke in the playground and when Carla’s brother Joe becomes infected, she has to find a cure before it’s too late. With the assistance of a muscle-bound scientist called Parklon and a dealer in illegal books called Bob, Carla discovers that superpowers don’t come without a price. With a murderer on her heels, Carla has to use every trick in the book. That’s if she doesn’t get arrested, or end up having the life sucked out of her by her new boyfriend.

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Colourful new teen novel for my students
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Reader reviewed by Isabelle

I was looking for something to inspire my class of 9th graders into exploring books and came across Claire Chilton's Whatever Became of the Squishies on Amazon. It's a great book to keep their attention with, lots of action and funny quips and they really seemed to enjoy the 'breaking all the rules' main character of the book.

From a teaching point of view I've found it really helpful in getting the kids to look at issues like racism in the book and stereotyping, and they've actually enjoyed the experience.

I'd recommend this book as a teaching aid and as an addictive read for those who enjoy popular teen fiction.

The novel is science fiction/fantasy, with lots of humour, actions scenes and the first in a series from what I can tell.

So yes bravo to Miss Chilton, a great new book.
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