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When Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her voodoo-obsessed aunt, she finds the beautiful old city haunted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Rebecca is also startled to discover a haunting of a different kind; near a graveyard one night, she meets a ghost girl by the name of Lisette, who has been dead 150 years. A former slave, Lisette helps Rebecca unearth an ancient mystery along with some troubling history truths. Meanwhile, Rebecca must deal with her snooty new prep school, a serious crush, and an elite group of popular girls who may be linked to the mystery themselves.

PRAISE FOR PAULA MORRIS'S NOVEL QUEEN OF BEAUTY:

"A stunning debut novel...a masterful work."-- The New Zealand Herald

Review:

"With this haunting love letter to New Orleans, Morris makes her YA debut, telling the story of 15-year-old Rebecca Brown, a proud New Yorker sent to live with a family friend while her father travels overseas. Ostracized as an outsider, Rebecca struggles to fit in and cope with her new surroundings. When she befriends Lisette, a ghost who has haunted the cemetery ever since her mysterious death 155 years earlier, Rebecca is drawn into an eerie story of betrayal, loss, old curses and family secrets. As Mardi Gras approaches, so does the culmination of something dark and angry that has been brewing for decades. This moody tale thoroughly embraces the rich history, occult lore and complex issues of race, ethnicity, class and culture that have defined New Orleans for centuries, turning the city into a character in its own right. Rather than shy away from the shameful or tragic moments of the past, Morris uses them to capture the city's essence. From Mardi Gras rituals to voodoo spells, Hurricane Katrina to jazz, this is a story that could only be told in New Orleans. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.
 
A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.
 
As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend — and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey — she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

PRAISE FOR PAULA MORRIS'S NOVEL QUEEN OF BEAUTY:

"A stunning debut novel...a masterful work." — The New Zealand Herald

Synopsis:

Called a stunning debut novel . . . a masterful work" ("The New Zealand Herald"), this novel combines voodoo, ghosts, the mystique of New Orleans, and a stormy romance for a gripping supernatural thriller.

Synopsis:

A gripping YA supernatural novel set in New Orleans: TWILIGHT with a ghostly twist.

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her Aunt Claudia, who reads Tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city.

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About the Author

Paula Morris is the author of RUINED, DARK SOULS, and several award-winning novels for adults in her native New Zealand. She now lives in Scotland with her husband. Please visit her online at www.paula-morris.com.

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This story is about the worst story (to me) that I have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545042154
Author:
Morris, Paula
Publisher:
Point
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Children s-General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this haunting love letter to New Orleans, Morris makes her YA debut, telling the story of 15-year-old Rebecca Brown, a proud New Yorker sent to live with a family friend while her father travels overseas. Ostracized as an outsider, Rebecca struggles to fit in and cope with her new surroundings. When she befriends Lisette, a ghost who has haunted the cemetery ever since her mysterious death 155 years earlier, Rebecca is drawn into an eerie story of betrayal, loss, old curses and family secrets. As Mardi Gras approaches, so does the culmination of something dark and angry that has been brewing for decades. This moody tale thoroughly embraces the rich history, occult lore and complex issues of race, ethnicity, class and culture that have defined New Orleans for centuries, turning the city into a character in its own right. Rather than shy away from the shameful or tragic moments of the past, Morris uses them to capture the city's essence. From Mardi Gras rituals to voodoo spells, Hurricane Katrina to jazz, this is a story that could only be told in New Orleans. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.
 
A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.
 
As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend — and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey — she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

PRAISE FOR PAULA MORRIS'S NOVEL QUEEN OF BEAUTY:

"A stunning debut novel...a masterful work." — The New Zealand Herald

"Synopsis" by , Called a stunning debut novel . . . a masterful work" ("The New Zealand Herald"), this novel combines voodoo, ghosts, the mystique of New Orleans, and a stormy romance for a gripping supernatural thriller.
"Synopsis" by ,
A gripping YA supernatural novel set in New Orleans: TWILIGHT with a ghostly twist.

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her Aunt Claudia, who reads Tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city.

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