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ISBN13: 9780810987906
ISBN10: 0810987902
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Isaac is the new kid in town. His mother, Vera, is in the hospital with a mysterious illness, and the only person left to care for Isaac is his distant grandfather. Friendless and often alone, Isaac loses himself in his collection of optical illusions, including a strange mirror box that he finds in his new house, left behind by the previous tenants. Designed for amputees, it creates the illusion of a second limb.

Lonely Isaac wishes someone would reach out to him, and then someone does—a phantom limb within the mirror box! It signs to Isaac about a growing danger: someone who has murdered before and is out to get Vera next. The only way Isaac can solve the mystery and save his mother is with the help of the mirror box. But can he trust the phantom limb?

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Sixteen-year-old Ken loses his best friend in a plane crash and now he wants to be invulnerable. He finds a psychic who claims she can make him immortal for $50--if he gives up his soul. Ken agrees, but soon realizes that the psychic may be exacting a more sinister payment.

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The "brisk, addictive" thriller, now in paperback!

Sleator, a recognized master of sci-fi and horror and a favorite of reluctant readers, is a paperback powerhouse, with more than 600,000 copies of his novels sold in softcover. Here he gives fans a spin on the classic zombie story, following sixteen-year-old Ken as he bargains with a psychic to gain immortality, only to awaken one night with blood-spattered clothes and the realization that he's sold more than his soul.

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For more than thirty years, William Sleator has thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.

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crowyhead, September 25, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
After 17-year-old Ken's best friend, Roger, dies in a plane crash, Ken becomes obsessed with death and is constantly afraid of dying. This finally leads him to Cherie Buttercup, a creepily sweet old psychic who promises him that she can store his soul for him, thus rendering him invulnerable. At first Ken is thrilled with his new power, but as one might expect, it turns out that the price is more than he bargained for.

This is an enjoyably creepy YA thriller from a master of the genre. What's funny is that I could have sworn I saw this book on the shelf when I was a kid, but according to the copyright information, it was only published a few years ago, so I'm probably thinking of a different Sleator novel or something. Anyway, it's good fun.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810987906
Author:
Sleator, William
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Monticone, Ann
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Immortality
Subject:
Zombies
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 1 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810987906 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sixteen-year-old Ken loses his best friend in a plane crash and now he wants to be invulnerable. He finds a psychic who claims she can make him immortal for $50--if he gives up his soul. Ken agrees, but soon realizes that the psychic may be exacting a more sinister payment.
"Synopsis" by , The "brisk, addictive" thriller, now in paperback!

Sleator, a recognized master of sci-fi and horror and a favorite of reluctant readers, is a paperback powerhouse, with more than 600,000 copies of his novels sold in softcover. Here he gives fans a spin on the classic zombie story, following sixteen-year-old Ken as he bargains with a psychic to gain immortality, only to awaken one night with blood-spattered clothes and the realization that he's sold more than his soul.

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