Sawkill Girls

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.5 X 1.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062696601

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About the Author

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn't stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now Ms. Legrand is a full-time writer living in New Jersey. She has written two middle grade novels-The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012, and The Year of Shadows-as well as the young adult novel Winterspell.

Reviews

★"Through this dank, atmospheric, and genuinely frightening narrative, Legrand weaves powerful threads about the dangerous journey of growing up female...an intensely character-driven story about girls who support each other, girls who betray each other, and girls who love each other in many complicated ways. Strange, eerie, and unforgettable." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

★"Legrand's lush and pensive prose matches the murky, dangerous, and beautiful island setting.... Rich and earthy horror." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

★"This atmospheric, Gothic-flavored chiller, which mingles elements of dark fairy tales and outright horror... includes an asexual character and a beautifully wrought queer romance, [and] focuses on the power of female friendship and what it means to pit women against one another in fiction and in life." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★"Cinematically, gorgeously creepy and horrific, sliding between breathlessly suspenseful and disturbingly grotesque." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

★"Legrand accomplishes the kind of slow-building tension and mounting horror that will give readers night terrors. Read this book, then lock it in the freezer." -- Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"Part spine-chilling horror story and part coming-of-age lesbian romance... If you are looking for something to scare you awake at night, this is the book for you." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Claire Legrand tells an eerie, feminist horror story that's perfect for reading close to Halloween." -- Bustle

"With prose as fierce and uncompromising as its three main characters, SAWKILL GIRLS is a fresh and unflinching exploration of female friendship wrapped in a spine-tingling page-turner. Claire Legrand doesn't hold back--and you won't be able to put this book down."
-- - Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie

"Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power." -- Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth

"An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength." -- Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species

"Old-school horror meets fresh, female-forward fury. Claire Legrand masterfully paints this island world of terror with a blood-soaked brush." -- Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of