Wax by Gina DamicoWax by Gina Damico


byGina Damico

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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A small town is besieged by wax figures come to life in this funny, creepy story by the author of Croak and HellholeParaffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she's shocked when one of the figures-a teenage boy who doesn't seem to know what he is-jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy tries to find out who was behind the fire. Along the way, she discovers that some of the townspeople are starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can they extinguish the evil plot?

Gina Damico is the author of Hellhole, Wax, and the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the Croak trilogy. She lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.ginadami.co .
Title:WaxFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.27 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544633156

ISBN - 13:9780544633155


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A solid 3 stars! Wax by Gina Damico is a comedic thriller about wax sculptures, stardom and immortality. The main character, Poppy, is a strong-willed aspiring actress and singer who is beyond perky and optimistic. Maybe a little TOO perky at times. With The List in hand, she could rule the world... in an organized fashion of course. The other characters, Jill, Dud, Blake, Connor, Jesus and even Greg, have something special about them: little quirks and opinions and actions that make them who they are. Greg has his ice cream jokes, Connor has his cape, and Jesus has his need to take things into his own hands. All of these traits lead to a wildly hilarious and fun novel. As events passed a few discoveries were predictable, but the way the author announced and dealt with the issues was entirely new to me. Wax is a nice summer or light read that will keep you entertained and laughing until the last page. (This review is also on my blog The Autumn Bookshelf) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-07

Editorial Reviews

[Wax] is a smart satire on consumer culture, shades of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in a Grosholtz Candle Edition. The characters and relationships are quite compelling and realistic, despite that fact that some of them are literally made of wax." -VOYA "With witty characters, a campy premise, and a creepy setting, this exciting, entertaining horror-mystery will appeal to readers who like their comedy on the dark side." -Booklist "Poppy's bone-dry sense of humor provides laughs throughout this creepy tale of body-snatchers ("Dud wasn't capable of understanding the concept of nipples, much less love"), but the real strength of the story lies in Damico's wholehearted commitment to her bizarre plot and its outlandish twists." -Publishers Weekly "Damico writes a hybrid comedy-horror romp that can keep readers turning pages." -Kirkus "