Ophie's Ghosts

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062915894

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About the Author

Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, Rust in the Root, and Ophie's Ghosts as well as the Star Wars High Republic novels A Test of Courage, Out of the Shadows, and Mission to Disaster. She is also the cocreator of the middle grade horror series The Tales from Cabin 23 and the author of the series' first book, The Boo Hag Flex. She lives with her family in Maryland, where she enjoys dark chocolate and dark humor and is not too proud to admit that she's still afraid of the dark. You can visit her online at justinaireland.com.

Reviews

"Ophie's Ghosts is at once a gripping mystery and a deeply moving story of one determined girl's quest to bring peace and healing to those whom society has left behind. With grace and heart, Ireland asks us to bear witness to America's ghosts and shines a light on the path to setting them free." -- Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl

"Haunting, suspenseful, and steeped in the very real ghosts of injustice in America, Ophie's Ghosts is a brilliant page-turner of a mystery. I couldn't put it down, and Ophie's courage and compassion make her a character I'll never forget." -- Kate Messner, author of Chirp and Breakout

"Ireland's debut on the middle grade scene is beautifully written with a clear-eyed view of a complex past that is still to be reckoned with. The reverberations of the heart-wrenching mystery at its center will haunt readers in the best of ways." -- Tracey Baptiste, New York Times bestselling author of The Jumbies

" Ireland's first middle-grade novel deftly examines the haunting aftermath of racial trauma and how people can learn to thrive despite it. Equal parts supernatural suspense and historical fiction, this is a compelling spin on the classic whodunit narrative." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Ireland weaves together the fantastical with historical realities that Black Americans have faced. Ophie's optimistic personality and the intrigue-filled story will keep pages turning all the way to the satisfying conclusion. An enthralling journey." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ireland's first middle-grade novel thoughtfully explores issues of race, privilege, and historical injustice, while also being a well-paced and shivery supernatural page-turner." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"Chilling on a number of levels, this is a historically rooted ghost story well worth reading." -- School Library Journal

"Ireland provides an immersive experience of the shifting race dynamics in 1920s America by focusing on Ophie's inner dialogue and her experiences as a young Black girl, and by interspersing chapters from the perspective of various objects and places, is particularly effective." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books