Title: Dragonfly Girl

Author: Marti Leimbach

Genre: Young Adult Thriller

Release Date: 23 February 2021

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins

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Kira Adams has discovered a cure for death — and now her life is in danger.

Things aren’t going well for Kira. At home, she cares for her  mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s

awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out of she doesn’t

stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing  she’s good at…very good at. 

Desperate to bring in money, she enters a prestigious science  contest with a big cash prize. At the awards, Kira draws the  attention of celebrated professor, Dr. Gregory Munn (as well  as his handsome assistant), eventually leading to a part time job in a top-secret laboratory.

 The job is mostly cleaning floors and equipment, but one  night, while running her own experiment, she revives a lab rat that has died in her care.

One minute the rat is dead, the next it is not.

Suddenly, she’s the remarkable wunderkind, the girl who can bring back the dead. Everything is going her way. But it turns out that science can be a dangerous business, and Kira is swept up into a world of international rivalry with dark forces that threaten her life.

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EARLY PRAISE

“A thrilling debut with a heroine to  root for and an excellent story that  will keep surprising readers.”

—School Library Journal

… fast pace and high stakes are engaging … An exciting adventure about a girl in STEM.                       

—Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marti Leimbach is known for her bestsellers, Dying Young, made into a film starring Julia Roberts, and Daniel Isn’t Talking.

She is interested in neurodiversity and has shared the stage with young inventors at the Human Genome Project the National Autistic Society, and the University of Oxford.

She teaches on the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford,
Dragonfly Girl is her eighth novel, but her first for young adults.

 

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Email: martileimbach@gmail.com

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