The Lewton Experiment

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:Science fiction, fantasy, teen romance, big business, teen reporter
  • Available:02/15/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
Seventeen-year-old Sherri arrives in Lewton excited to start a summer job working as a student reporter. Instead of a thriving community, she finds a creepy ghost town. Most of the local stores have been boarded up, and their now zombie-like owners are working at the new big-box superstore, Shopwells. Sherri takes it upon herself to investigate what is going on but hopes her new romance will not get in the way.
"Readers who dislike big-box stores and distrust their corporate culture will enjoy this juvenile mystery...[Rachel Sa] works in plenty of suspense and action."
– The Winnipeg Free Press
"A useful comment[ary] on our consumer society...It is a fun read, and really, really creepy in spots!"
– CM Magazine
"Sa's plotting is clear, clean, and hugely enjoyable. The story rips along at a good pace, often making use of snappy and humorous dialogue. The characters, particularly Sherri, jump off the page: they're recognizable types, but full of zing and energy...Sa cleverly transforms the big-box store phenomenon from a complex issue into a problem that can be solved by one resourceful girl...A highly entertaining thrill ride."
– Quill & Quire
"This fun mystery read with a touch of romance and investigative journal writing will appeal to aspiring writers."
– Reading Today Online
"[T]he plot is interesting...[and ] the story line will keep readers entertained."
– School Library Journal
"An easy, fun read."
– Library Media Connection
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