Scorpion Shards

Scorpion Shards

Book - 1995
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Six teens struggle to discover the source of their strange and horrific abilities in this first book of The Star Shards Chronicles.

Dillon has the terrifying power to create massive amounts of destruction with the slightest tweak of his will. Deanna is so consumed by fear, it has become like a black hole, drawing to her the very things that terrify her. Then, when the glare of a supernova sixteen light-years away illuminates the night sky, they have a vision: There are six of them out there, all teenagers, and all suffering from supernatural afflictions that disfigure their bodies and souls. Only by finding one another will the six ever be strong enough to defeat these mysterious forces that, bit by bit, are devouring their souls from the inside out.

Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman "combines personal quest, horror, and science fiction into an absorbing exploration of good and evil, guilt, forgiveness and personal responsibility" ( VOYA ) in this thrilling start to a riveting trilogy.

Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 1995.
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, [1995]
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9781442451148
Branch Call Number: FIC Shust
Characteristics: 240 pages


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Aug 20, 2013

a good sci fi for teens. i enjoyed it. i am an adult but i still enjoyed it. i am hoping the other 2 books are as good

BB1017 May 30, 2013

This book is both a very specific, detail-oriented book and also a very vague, open-to-interpretation sort of book, that explores the darkness of the human heart, the frailness of the human mind, and the 'good intentions' that the road to hell is paved with. Meanwhile, Scorpion Shards is a gripping, oh-my-god-what-happens-next page-turner that you can't get off your mind when you're not reading it. I highly recommend this book, especially to kids coming of age, because at some point in everyone's adolescence, it's so easy to connect on a higher level with each of the six main characters. My only criticism is that the entirety of New York City doesn't seem to have the second book in the library system, which is so strange, considering the fact that this isn't a brand-spanking-new series and the fact that NYPL has plenty of copies of book 1 and 3...

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