Giving Up the Ghost

Sheri Sinykin (Author)
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Description

"That's the first step, you know. Admitting you're afraid. But when there's love, there can be no fear."
Davia is afraid of many things, and everything about her elderly great-aunt Mari and her spooky-looking plantation home terrifies her. And when she encounters Emilie, the tortured ghost of a well-to-do adolescent girl from the nineteenth century, she is even more frightened. Davia gradually begins to learn from Aunt Mari secrets about Emilie and about her own family's past--stories of premature endings and regrets. As Aunt Mari's health deteriorates, she and Davia become closer. Together, they hope to release Emilie's spirit from the mansion and the world of the living.
Author Sheri Sinykin has written a provocative tale of a young girl who learns to accept uncertainty and to come to terms with her fears. Readers will be mesmerized by the intriguing supernatural mystery that lies at the heart of the story.

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
October 01, 2007
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.73 X 0.86 X 8.36 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781561454235
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About the Author

Sheri Sinykin is the author of several middle grade and young adult novels. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Vermont College, where she received an MFA in writing for children. She lives in Massachusetts and Arizona.

Reviews

"The book will draw some readers through its subject matter and will thereby connect them with a character seeking to understand her family, her place in a larger scheme of things, and her glimpse beyond the natural world."
"Equal parts psychological realism and supernatural thriller, this story about living in the present and conquering fear has teen appeal in spades...Sinykin's simple, straightforward prose can be read by those as young as nine, but the subject matter--disease, death, arranged marriage and suicide--makes this title more appropriate for older readers. A good choice for reluctant teens."