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Publisher Description

Paraffin, 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.
     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?

 

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
7.7
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

kmarcumb ,

Elegantly Quirky & Amazing

Wax is amazing, simply put.

I devoured the book in a single day; I found myself laughing and gasping, raising my eyebrow and laughing some more.

Damico has a wonderful grasp on pacing; the story moves along quickly enough to keep you engaged, but allows breaks for those belly-laugh moments. Her characters are beautifully fleshed out and feel intimately real.

Wax also has an incredibly individual and unique plot, one I’ve never quite seen before but I am overjoyed that I have. 11/10!

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