|Author: A. M. Jenkins|
|Tired of tormenting the damned and being stuck in Hell, demon Kiriel decides to take a vacation in the slightly used body of a seventeen-year-old boy, in this wickedly funny look at the complexities of being a teenager. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint. *Author: Jenkins, A. M. *Publication Date: 2009/01/01 *Number of Pages: 218 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
Don't call me a demon. I prefer the term Fallen Angel.
Everybody deserves a vacation, right? Especially if you have a pointless job like tormenting the damned. So who could blame me for blowing off my duties and taking a small, unauthorized break?
Besides, I've always wanted to see what physical existence is like. That's why I "borrowed" the slightly used body of a slacker teen. Believe me, he wasn't going to be using it anymore anyway.
I have never understood why humans do the things they do. Like sin—if it's so terrible, why do they keep doing it?
I'm going to have a lot of fun finding out!
The demon Kiriel's idea of a good vacation is stealing a human body and experiencing what it's like to be human. Bored with torturing the damned, Kiriel possesses Shaun, a boy about to die. Kiriel lustily experiences all the sensations of life, from the feel of water on his skin to the beauty of others. Kiriel soon finds himself transforming Shaun's life and connections. Time is short, as the Creator is certain to notice Kiriel's absence and demand his return, but not before romance, friendship, and family are explored. A 2008 Printz Honor Book.