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Book By Author:  P.A. Clark

The Lin Wu Chronicles
 The Lin Wu Chronicles
 Young Adult
 0741466015 978-0741466013

Lin Wu is a spunky university student with the regular misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  Although she has the brains and the wit, it's going to take everything she has to fend off the cruelest of villains and the creepiest of monsters.  Trouble awaits her around every corner and seems to be her closest companion as she struggles to survive.  Can you survive a journey with Lin as she navigates her way through the Lin Wu Chronicles?

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Lin Wu’s positive spirit shines through in P.A. Clarke’s new novel.


The Lin Wu Chronicles is a series of short stories about, you guessed it, Lin Wu.  It is a combination of horror, humour and positive thinking.  P.A. Clark writes a light hearted novel that is easy to read and has you either cringing or chuckling in your chair.  Trouble seems to find Lin Wu wherever she goes and you experience that in each Chronicle you read.  There are a few to choose from: The House of Dolls; The Campus Creeper; Maid Momo; The Apple Hill Witch; and Shards of The Green Jade Buddha.  In every one of them, Clark succeeds in influencing the reader to gasp and cheer Lin Wu on.

The plot is well developed in the Chronicles and the main character, Lin Wu, has a depth that is built by her various troubled experiences.  She is a role model and a brave spirit.  As her friends are introduced, you see that they are each influenced in some way by Lin Wu’s friendship.  My favourite Chronicle was Maid Momo.  The writer had me laughing out loud with the Maid Momo Battle Maiden costume description and shaking my fists at the prankster who wouldn’t leave her alone.  The trouble that Lin Wu finds in this one, well, you’ll just have to read it to find out.

I would recommend this novel for young adults and adults alike.  You are left with wanting to read more about this savvy Asian American role model and I look forward to a second Chronicles.  



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Author:  P.A. Clark