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Shusterman, Neal.
New York : Tor, 1999.
IL YA RL 6.5
ISBN 0812568788
Jason Millers lives in the small town of Billington. Now, Billington is very different than Vegas. Vegas is a 24 hour town. Some thing is always happening. And someone is always doing something to someone else. The best way to describe Billington is boring. Nothing exciting or out of the ordinary ever happens. That is until a fellow schoolmate dies. This strange death along with a weird conversation makes Jason feel unsure. Later in the story, Jason is approached in private by a school monitor who gives him a robotic type glove. Now let me tell you a little about this glove. This glove has a shaft at the end of each finger. Does anyone know what I mean when I say shaft? Well out of each these shafts, a BB comes out. The school monitor tells Jason not to tell anyone anything about this glove and to meet him at a certain time and a certain place. The place he wants to meet is Old Town. Old town is a part of Billington that was deserted years ago. There was a great  disaster and everything was destroyed. The people who lived there tried to rebuild their lives but many ended up getting ill and dying. Jason and his friend Paula decide to research the incident. They search through town records only to find missing information. Every method they use to research information leads them to a dead end. To find out about what happened at Old Town, and what is happening with Jason and some of his friends, read The Dark Side of Nowhere. ("Jill Savage", Las Vegas, NV <> )
SUBJECTS:     Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.


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