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Thursday, October 22, 2009

ARC Arrival: Spellbinder by Helen Stringer


Spellbinder by Helen Stringer

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

About the book: Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It's a trait she's inherited from her mother's side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it's a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible?

It is convenient, though, after Belladonna's parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed. . .until everything changes.

One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air - along with every other ghost in the world. It's what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it's all wrong. They may not be living, but they're not supposed to be gone.

With the help of her classmate, Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what's become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can't find her way, she'll lose them again - this time, for good.

In her sparkling debut novel, Helen Stringer spins a ghost story that's spine-tingling, sensitive, and dead funny. (back cover)

About the author: Helen Stringer grew up in Liverpool, England, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Here in the U.S., she studied film, winning several student film awards, and was a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies. This is her first novel. (back cover)

Spellbinder
Publisher/Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-0-312-38763-1
384 pages
Reading Level: 9-12 years

1 comment:

Book Dragon said...

I like....heading over to amazon to add it to my wish list....and yes, you were missed. Good luck with the read-a-thon today.

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