Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Spotlight on … "Ghosting," by Edith Pattou
On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims -- with tragic outcomes that alter lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario that’s all too familiar. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.
Told through multiple points of view in free verse and stream of consciousness, Ghosting is an unforgettable, haunting tale.
Praise for the book:
“Eight teens’ fates intertwine and recombine in the aftermath of a prank gone very wrong… [Ghosting is] a novel in verse… engaging.” ~Kirkus Reviews
Buy the book:
• Amazon Hardcover: http://amzn.to/1rNzM3c
• Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1jQzVkb
About the author:
Edith Pattou has found acclaim as a writer in middle-grade fantasy with such award-winning books as East, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal; was selected as a Top Ten Book for YA, an American Library Association Notable Book, a School Library Journal Top Ten YA Book, one of the 100 Best of the Best YA Books for the 21st Century by the Young Adult Library Services Association; and was nominated for numerous state awards. It’s a nominee for NPR’s all-time Best YA Novels list.
Connect with the author:
• Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1qg9bMx
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/epattou
• Website: http://edithpattou.com/
• Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1rhAA0n