Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545384803 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.75" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up
When Shawn sneaks out of the house to liberate his sister Rebecca and her car from impound, he never dreams he'll come home to find that his mother has died. He's never thought about having to shoulder the responsibility of caring for his young sister, Megan, and his reckless older sister. And he never imagined that the three of them would find themselves in a haunted wood, sometimes chased, sometimes assisted, never sure where they're headed.
When Erika wakes up after a horrific car crash, she finds herself somewhere between earth and heaven, between life and death. She doesn't want to accept help from Jeremiah, who she's not sure she can trust, even as she follows him into a grim city of souls. She's not sure who wants to help her and who wants to hurt her. And she's desperate to get back to her children.
Raves & reviews:
"Waggener won the 2008 Scholastic Art and Writing Award for an early version of this debut novel. It's easy to see what the judges liked—brooding atmosphere, fresh descriptions, and an unusual and compelling rogue, Jeremiah." —Publishers Weekly