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A Stir of Bonesby Nina Kiriki Hoffman
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Susan Backstrom seems to have a charmed life — but she also hasdangerous family secrets. When she hears some kids talking about exploring a nearby haunted house, Susan asks to join them, even though she knows what might happen if she gets caught. The teenagers discover that there is indeed a ghost, and the house itself is a living, supernatural thing. With the help of five new friends — three humans, one ghost, and House — Susan has what she needs to build a new life, if she dares.
"Richly endowed with complex relationships, a strange and subtle brand of magic, evocative language, and suspenseful storytelling, this will draw readers into a world less safe and simple than it seems at first glance, then send them on a determined hunt for sequels." Booklist
"As the story is told through Susan's eyes, everything, even the more fantastical events, seems matter-of-fact and dispassionate, which draws readers in and intensifies the horror." School Library Journal
"The writing is controlled and effective; Susan and Nathan have vivid personalities almost in contrast to their silvery presences and the sentient house is a fine character." Kirkus Reviews
Named as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, this stand-alone prequel to A Red Heart of Memories and Past the Size of Dreaming delves into the background of a teenage ghost and the house in which he resides.
About the Author
Nina Kiriki Hoffman is the bestselling author of A Fistful of Sky, A Red Heart of Memories, A Stir of Bones, Past the Size of Dreaming, The Silent Strength of Stones, The Thread That Binds the Bones, and Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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