The Missing Season

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.1 X 8.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062803337

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About the Author

Gillian French's debut, Grit, was an Indie Next pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, an Edgar Award finalist, and a South Carolina Young Adult Book Award finalist. It received both a 2018 Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association and a 2018 Maine Literary Award from the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, as well as starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Her other novels include The Door to January (Bram Stoker Award finalist), The Lies They Tell (2019 International Thriller Award finalist, an Amazon Bestselling New Release in both print and audio editions, 2019 Maine Literary Award Winner, and 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection), and The Missing Season (2019 Junior Library Guild Selection and a starred review from Booklist). She lives in Maine with her husband and three young boys.

Reviews

"Every locale jumps from the page, imbued with magic and foreboding. Clara's new relationships ring painfully true, both sharp and beautiful. Readers will burn through pages and be left haunted long after... A lyrically written, highly eerie slow-burn of a mystery."--Kirkus Reviews
"French mines the real tension from the potential chaos brought about by a bunch of restless, bored kids in a nearly burnt-out town, chafing against their bad luck and reveling in their small acts of defiance."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Edgar finalist French (Grit, 2017) elevates this mystery beyond genre conventions with depth of characterization and an unyielding, low-level sense of anxiety that permeates the text from uneasy beginning to disquiet end. French's spare, spectral thriller catches like a hook and doesn't let go."--Booklist (starred review)
"French's most recent YA mystery brims with lyrical prose and striking imagery... the foreboding atmosphere, rich setting, and gorgeous prose make for a rewarding read."--School Library Journal
"Bowstring-taut tension builds gracefully through the novel.... The book's strength, however, is offering readers plenty of authentically developed characters with whom they can identify, from teen pranksters to hardworking parents."--Publishers Weekly