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Beastkeeper

Cover: 'Beastkeeper'

Staff Review: "Beastkeeper" by Cat Hellisen

★★★★★

Snow is predicted and her mother is freezing, so Sarah immediately looks for signs that they’re moving as they always do when it turns cold. But this time her mother walks out without Sarah and her dad. As she’s struggling to cope without her mother, her grieving father starts changing into a hairy, wild creature. Before he transforms completely, he drops her at her grandparents, who live in a crumbling castle surrounded by an ominous forest. When she meets the beast that is her grandfather, she looks to him, the forest, and Alan, the gamekeeper, for clues about her family's strange past. Unique, inventive, and imaginative, this teen novel, part fantasy and mystery, never disappoints.

Audience: teens | Genre: fiction, fantasy

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