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Schmidt, Tiffany.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015

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Penelope Landlow has grown up knowing that she is the most precious (and the most fragile) person on her family’s luxurious estate. Penelope has a blood disorder that causes low platelet counts, severe bruising, and spontaneous bleeding. Like any 16year old girl, she longs to explore life beyond her strict boundaries. But unlike any other 16year old girl, her family’s business is trafficking in black market human organs and arranging illegal but lifesaving transplants. When her older brother is viciously murdered, and then a violent raid targets her parents, Penelope goes into hiding in New York City. There she falls into a fairy tale love story with a boy named Char, but time is running out for her to discover who wants all of the Landlows dead … and all the while her platelets are dropping to dangerously low levels. This first installment in the Once Upon a Crime series is completely unique mix of fairy tale, organized crime, and medical thriller.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Family life -- New York (State)
                        New York -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
                        Organized crime -- Fiction.
                        Self-reliance -- Fiction.
                        Sick -- Fiction.
                        Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Fiction.

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