Shel­ter: A Mick­ey Boli­tar Novel

Har­lan Coben
  • Review
By – November 7, 2011
This is the first in a young adult series star­ring Mick­ey Boli­tar, who has lost his father to a car acci­dent and his mom to drugs. Both par­ents belonged to a Do Good” type of cult and spent their lives try­ing to help peo­ple. When sent to live with his Uncle Myron, who has been estranged from the fam­i­ly, Mick­ey has to switch high schools, make new friends and also, unfor­tu­nate­ly, ene­mies. Into this mix throw a gor­geous new girl­friend (who van­ish­es into a seedy under­world), a fat female pal (who doesn’t), and a con­spir­a­cy as shock­ing as it is unex­pect­ed. It also involves a mys­te­ri­ous witch-like elder­ly woman who knew his father very well. This is a book that puls­es with excite­ment, tragedy, humor, sus­pense and sur­prise – its Jew­ish connection.
Mar­cia W. Pos­ner, Ph.D., of the Holo­caust Memo­r­i­al and Tol­er­ance Cen­ter of Nas­sau Coun­ty, is the library and pro­gram direc­tor. An author and play­wright her­self, she loves review­ing for JBW and read­ing all the oth­er reviews and arti­cles in this mar­velous periodical.

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