Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes

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Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.

Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens, this debut thriller introduces our next big series heroine!
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group (USA), c2012.
ISBN: 9781595144577
1595144579
Characteristics: 373 p.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 04, 2016

Valentina Mayakova was abandoned at a Russian orphanage, where she spent her first few years. At five, she was adopted by a rich American couple and taken to New York, where she became Wallis Stoneman, a pampered, but aggressive and stubborn girl. By her fifteenth birthday, Wallis, angry and defiant, left her home for a life on the streets of New York. One day, while trying to make a new fake ID, Wally accidentally discovers a letter from her birthmother, with a heartfelt note and a valuable stone, and starts looking for her real mother all over the city. Of course she is not the only one looking for these stones. There is, of course, the issue of predictability. Knowing everything that was going to happen at least fifty pages before it did and knowing which characters were going to die the second they showed up. This book is dry and the plot is over used.
- @LittleMissRedHead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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BlueBee8279
May 15, 2013

Definitely a great novel from start to finish!

Had me going on the edge of my seat for several scenes, and with each new clue to figuring out who Wally's mother was, it is astounding.

I recommended it wholeheartedly!

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BlueBee8279
May 15, 2013

BlueBee8279 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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