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Apr 04, 2013 | ISBN 9781101607886

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“Daily transformations from punk to avant-garde highlight Cat’s complex personality and style; her New York world is so tangible from Banash’s text…[her] unhealthy relationship with her mother is highlighted in startling flashbacks of control and cruelty. A bevy of bizarrely realistic characters round out the story; Sara, Alexa, Julian and more all strive for lives that balance their own wishes with those of their parents.”–VOYA — VOYA

“Subtle, sad and, eventually hopeful.”–Kirkus — Kirkus Reviews

 ”The gritty and emotionally charged story pulses like the rapid heartbeat of a girl in distress.”–BooklistBooklist

“A wild and startling ride.”–Rachel Cohn, co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of DaresRachel Cohn

White Lines is sometimes heartbreaking, occasionally hilarious, and always impossible to set aside.”–Nick Burd, author of The Vast Field of OrdinaryNick Burd

“Banash captures the pulsing atmospherics of the ’80s club scene in minute and perfect detail, juxtaposing her descriptions of the outlandish fashions and stylized personalities against evocative, lyrical metaphors of Cat’s brittle inner life. The effect is emotionally lashing; readers can’t miss the note of desperation, sadness, and insecurity that threads through and in fact drives the relentless party scene for all the players, or that Cat’s only moments of happiness come when she’s high. The steadying presences of Sara and a new boy bring Cat back from the edge to end her story with a note of hope; give this to fans of Francesca Lia Block to see what Weetzie might have looked like on the East Coast.”–BCCB

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