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Strange star

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Delacorte Press,
Pub. Date:
First U.S. edition.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 590L
From the critically acclaimed author of In Darkling Wood comes a spine-tingling novel inspired by Frankenstein with more than a hint of mystery and suspense. One stormy June evening, five friends meet at Villa Diodati, the summer home of Lord Byron. After dinner is served, they challenge each other to tell ghost stories that will freeze the blood. But one of the guests--Mary Shelley--is stuck for a story to share. Then there's an unexpected knock at the front door. Collapsed on the doorstep is a girl with strange scars on her face. She has traveled a long way with her own tale to tell, and now they all must listen. Hers is no ordinary ghost story, though. What starts as a simple tale of village life soon turns to tragedy and the darkest, most dangerous of secrets. Sometimes the truth is far more terrifying than fiction . . . and the consequences are even more devastating. Praise for Emma Carroll's In Darkling Wood : "A haunting and poignant exploration of family, loss, and redemption." -- Booklist , Starred "A tale brimming with emotion and atmosphere . . . . [ In Darkling Wood ] is absorbing and well written. Hand this to readers who enjoy fantasy, fairy tales, and magical realism."-- School Library Journal , Starred "Magic and mystery adds appeal to this already compelling family drama ...and Carroll manages to wrap all of the threads into a wholly satisfying ending." --Bulletin
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Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 590L
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full_title strange star
author carroll emma
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lastUpdate 2018-04-14 04:53:41AM

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display_description Told primarily by servant Felix, a former slave, Lord Byron and friends gather to tell ghost stories on a stormy night in 1816 Switzerland, but a scarred girl arrives with her own dark and dangerous tale.
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subject_facet Adoption -- Fiction, Adoption -- Juvenile fiction, Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Fiction, Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Juvenile fiction, Clairmont, Claire, -- 1798-1879 -- Fiction, Clairmont, Claire, -- 1798-1879 -- Juvenile fiction, Horror fiction, Horror stories, Household employees -- Fiction, Household employees -- Juvenile fiction, Paranormal fiction, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851 -- Fiction, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851 -- Juvenile fiction, Shelley, Percy Bysshe, -- 1792-1822 -- Fiction, Shelley, Percy Bysshe, -- 1792-1822 -- Juvenile fiction, Storytelling -- Fiction, Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction, Switzerland -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Switzerland -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Strange star
title_full Strange star / Emma Carroll
title_short Strange star
topic_facet Adoption, Byron, George Gordon Byron, Clairmont, Claire, History, Horror stories, Household employees, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley, Percy Bysshe, Storytelling, Supernatural