Dingo Author:Charles de Lint High school senior Miguel?s life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red-gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog?a real Australian dingo ?she?s unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by he... more »r ancestors. There'?s no question that Miguel will do whatever he can to help her ?but what price will each of them have to pay? Dingo is quintessential Charles de Lint, set close to his beloved, invented city of Newford?a mixture of darkness and hope, humor and mystery, and the friendship within love.« less
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~6/15/08 Miguel was working in his father's vintage record and comic book shop when a beautiful red head named Lainey and her strange dog walk into his life and change it forever.
Dingo, while well-crafted, is not as transporting as de Lint typically is. The pacing is fairly quick, in fact, I would call this slight book a novella. The Blue Girl is a more preferable entry to de Lint's YA Newford- based fiction.
Something I particularly enjoyed about this book is the Australian folklore, for Lainey and her twin are weredingoes. Making this fit right in with Justine Larbalestier's Magic and Madness books and Sandra McDonald's science fiction with Australian mysticism.