Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Cat is a loner. Something happened a few years back that made her withdraw and ignore even her best friend, Patrick.
One horrible night, Patrick is attacked at the gas station he works at and left for dead. He's in a coma, and Cat is determined to figure out who is responsible. The police in their backwards town are doing little to solve the crime.
Cat embarks on her quest with many against her seeking the truth. When she is confronted by a college student at the library, things turn even more bizarre. The boy at the library is unknown to her, yet he, too, seems to know Patrick.
SHINE is one of those stories that it's hard to give a review for without giving away most of the plot. So my review is left intentionally vague for that reason. This is a deep mystery with many twists and turns up until the final revelation. It's one of the few stories that I can recall reading where one of the main characters is always present, but says nothing throughout the story...
With SHINE, Ms. Myracle branches out beyond her "Internet girls" genre to take on a story involving cover-ups and hate crimes.