As in the previous titles of the Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series, this one overflows with plot twists, relationship issues, and enough good humor to keep the reader from choking on the premise, which has Maggie, now a college freshman, and her sorceress friend, Lisa, fighting evil in the form of a petroleum-like creature while on spring break in Texas. Unlike many evil-manifested-as-monsters novels for teens, this one isn’t afraid to discuss the role of traditional religion in mere mortals’ attempts to keep earthly order. As with any good roller-coaster ride, the overall thrills outweigh any desire to question credulity. Grades 8-10. --Francisca Goldsmith
About the Author
Rosemary Clement-Moore lives in Texas. Highway to Hell
is her third book for young readers. You can visit her on the Web at www.readrosemary.com.