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A Curious Tale of the In-Between

Cover: 'A Curious Tale of the In-Between'

Staff Review: "A Curious Tale of the In-Between" by Lauren DeStefano


Pram Bellamy lives with her two aunts in a home for the elderly which they manage. Her mother died under strange circumstances in childbirth, and all she was told about her father is that he was a sailor. She’s been homeschooled and has no friends except for a ghost named Felix near the pond. As far as she knows she has always been able to see and talk to ghosts, beginning with insect ghosts. Forced to go to a real school, Pram meets Clarence, a real, living boy who is also searching for his dead mother. Together they go to Lady Savant’s Spirit Show looking for answers only to discover that Lady Savant is not all that she appears and they may be in danger. This well-written, compelling novel for tweens is a quick and affecting read that will keep you engaged long after you finish the final chapter.

Audience: children, tweens | Genre: fiction

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