Some Kind of Animal (Paperback)

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"Sharp and unyielding. I loved every page." --Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

For fans of Sadie comes a heart-pounding thriller about two girls with a secret no one would ever believe, and the wild, desperate lengths they will go to protect each other from the outside world.

Jo's mother disappeared fifteen years ago. Everyone knows what happened to her. She was wild, and bad things happen to girls like that.

Now people are starting to talk about Jo. She's turning out just like her mom--and, like her, Jo does have a secret. It's not what people think, though. Not a boy or a drug habit. Jo has a twin sister.

The thing is, no one's ever seen Jo's sister. So when she attacks a boy from town, everyone assumes that it was Jo.

Now everyone thinks Jo is a liar, that she's crazy, that she's dangerous. But Jo is telling the truth. And that's the last thing her sister wants.

"A compelling, unpredictable, and uncompromisingly dark debut."--Kirkus

About the Author

Maria Romasco-Moore is the author of Ghostographs, a collection of short stories paired with vintage photographs. Some Kind of Animal is her first novel. She is an instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design. To learn more go to or follow @BettaSplenda on Twitter.

Praise For…

Some Kind of Animal is sharp and unyielding. It refuses to be anything other than what it is—all bared teeth and a vivid, beating heart. I loved every page.” —Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

“There’s a direct, solid nature to Jo’s narration, and her love and desperate desire to protect her sister is keenly felt as she risks her life and those of others to keep Lee from harm. A swift pace and a few surprises keep the pages turning.” —The Bulletin

★ “A nonstop mystery thriller that will keep readers on their toes. . . . Raw and beautiful.” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Compelling, unpredictable, and uncompromisingly dark." Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984893574
ISBN-10: 1984893572
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English