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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780142408162
ISBN-10: 0142408166
Publication Date: 3/13/2008
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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cyndij avatar reviewed Dingo on + 729 more book reviews
YA novella. The two girls and the Australian folklore are quite nice, lovely imagery as always from de Lint.
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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.