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Synopsis: Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.
Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.
Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters makeRotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.
Music credits: Bach, Cello Suite 1, BWV 1007, Prelude, Siloti transcription by Felipe Sarro from The Free Music Archive
Also mentioned in this episode:
Red Glove by Holly Black
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Huntress by Malinda Lo
We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
RT Book Convention - Teen Day
ARC acquired from publisher at ALA Midwinter 2011.