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Drowning Instinct
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By Ilsa J. Bick
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©2012
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ISBN-10: 0-7613-7752-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-7752-8

Pages: 352
Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Dewey: [Fic]
Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 9-12
Ages: 14-18

ATOS Quiz #: 148966
ATOS AR Points: 12.00
ATOS: 4.70

Lexile Level: 710
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Author Biography
About the Author
Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels. She has written extensively in the Star Trek, Battletech, Mechwarrior: Dark Age, and Shadowrun universes. Her original stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines and online venues.  Ilsa's YA paranormal, Draw the Dark, was also a semifinalist for the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (as Stalag Winter).  Ilsa currently lives with her family and other furry creatures in rural Wisconsin and across the street from the local Hebrew cemetery. One thing she loves about the neighbors: They're very quiet and come around for sugar only once in a blue moon.
Flamingnet Top Choice Award
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A compelling study of brokenness that persists across generations and of salvation by unconventional means." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Library Media Connection
"A testament to the author's writing skill is the unanswered question: Was Anderson genuinely in love with Jenna or was he a sexual predator?" --Library Media Connection
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