SARAH WAGNER can tell her brother is there before she even sees him. There is the lingering odour of earth and rain, and then he appears, sitting at the foot of her bed, as if everything was perfectly normal. Except John is dead.
Sarah is grieving—and scared. Desperately seeking help, she turns to her best friend, Donna, an angry girl on the fringe of society, and Michael, the dark and mysterious boy in her class, and is thrust on a journey into the mystical realm of the occult. But plagued by headaches and falling into a deepening chasm of drugs and alcohol, Sarah no longer knows what is real and what isn’t. In a climax that is both shocking and satisfying, The Book of Living and Dying proves to be an astonishing YA novel.
Author Natale Ghent creates a gritty teen reality with both sensitivity and unflinching honesty—a multi-layered and mature exploration of life and death, loss and salvation.
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Natale Ghent is an award-winning journalist and the author of No Small Thing, also published in the US and the UK, and The Book of Living and Dying, a novel for young adult readers. No Small Thing has been critically acclaimed in Canada and internationally. Nominated for four Canadian children’s choice awards, including the CLA Book of the Year for Children award and the Silver Birch award (Honour Book), No Small Thing was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection in the US and a Borders Original Voice. Born in Brookfield, Illinois, Natale Ghent moved to Canada as a small child. She lives with her family in Toronto.
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006393497
Book Description HarperTrophy, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-000-79-2823002