Shelter (book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel

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Shelter (book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel

by Harlan Coben

Speak | August 21, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Shelter (book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.
The stunning young adult debut from international bestseller Harlan Coben is now in paperback!

Mickey Bolitar''s year can''t get much worse. After witnessing his father''s death and sending his mom to rehab, he''s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he''s met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley''s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn''t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey''s father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben''s novel Live Wire Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.21 × 5.48 × 0.8 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142422037

ISBN - 13: 9780142422038

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay... I expected this to be much better. The summary sounded much more interesting and I did want it to be interesting, I really did. I was shocked with the outcome. It ended up being a boring book that really didn't have a clear concept. There are a lot of good reviews on this one, and of course I expected it to be good, in fact, amazing. I was definitely disappointed with the slow moving plot and boring events. Mickey was... absurd you could say. He thought differently than most. I don't have much to say and I'm pretty speechless. 
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shelter Shelter is an okay book. I had no trouble connecting to the lead character, Mickey Bolitar, but I didn't fully understand what the author was going for. I mean, yes, it's a good book. But I feel that it's lacking some sort of suspense. Some parts of it wasn't very realistic, and I couldn't get a picture of most of the scenes in my head. I also had trouble with the ending, and with all the different facts about Mickey and his father and the butterfly sign... anyway, it was hard to keep up with. Overall, a good book. But, I must say that i'm glad i borrowed it from the library rather then buying it at Chapters.
Date published: 2012-11-01

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Shelter (book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel

by Harlan Coben

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.21 × 5.48 × 0.8 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142422037

ISBN - 13: 9780142422038

About the Book

An internationally bestselling author makes his young adult debut. First introduced to readers in Coben's adult novel, "Live Wire, " Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about.

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Chapter 1 I was walking to school , lost in feeling sorry for myself—my dad was dead, my mom in rehab, my girlfriend missing—when I saw the Bat Lady for the first time. I had heard the rumors, of course. The Bat Lady supposedly lived alone in the dilapidated house on the corner of Hobart Gap Road and Pine. You know the one. I stood in front of it now. The worn yellow paint was shedding like an old dog. The once-solid concrete walk was cracked into quarter-size fragments. The uncut lawn had dandelions tall enough for the adult rides at Six Flags. The Bat Lady was said to be a hundred years old and only came out at night, and if some poor child hadn’t made it home from a playdate or practice at the Little League field before nightfall—if he or she risked walking home in the dark instead of getting a ride, or was maybe crazy enough to cut through her yard—the Bat Lady got you. What she supposedly did with you was never made clear. No child had vanished from this town in years. Teenagers, like my girlfriend, Ashley, sure, they could be here one day, holding your hand, looking deep into your eyes, making your heart go boom-boom-boom —and be gone the next. But little kids? Nope. They were safe, even from the Bat Lady. So I was just about to cross to the other side of the street—even I, a mature teenager entering my sophomore year at a brand-new high school, wanted to avoid that spooky house—when the door creaked open. I froze. For a m
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The stunning young adult debut from international bestseller Harlan Coben is now in paperback!

Mickey Bolitar''s year can''t get much worse. After witnessing his father''s death and sending his mom to rehab, he''s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he''s met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley''s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn''t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey''s father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben''s novel Live Wire Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!

About the Author

Harlan Coben (www.harlancoben.com) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous adult novels, as well as the two young adult novels, SHELTER and SECONDS AWAY. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award--the first author to receive all three. His books are published in forty-one languages--with over 50 million copies in print worldwide--and have been #1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.
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