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Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

Geek the Library

Whatever you geek, the library supports you.

Geek the Library

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Ripper: a novelRipper: a novel

Reviews for “Ripper: a novel” by Isabel Allende intrigued me, since this is a total departure from all of her previous work. I’m a fan of Allende and have read other novels by her, which fall more into the magical realism and historical fiction categories. But this is a mystery, and much more besides, and it’s definitely hard to put down. The main characters are both strong and striking. Amanda, a brilliant high school senior, is something of a misfit who plays an online game called “Ripper” (as in Jack) with several other like- minded teenagers around the world, as well as her grandfather. Amanda’s parents are divorced but still very much in her life. Her mother, Indiana, is a good hearted healer who’s involved with two very different men- one a Navy SEAL with a past, and the other an independently wealthy man about town. Amanda’s dad is San Francisco’s deputy chief of homicide. When Amanda and her cyber friends start investigating a series of murders they believe are related (but no one else thinks so) things really heat up. Richly drawn and engaging characters add a lot to this fast paced thriller. I hope that author Allende gives us more like this one! ...

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