Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545551373 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.86" x 8.57" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545551397 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Hannah Silver has a secret.
She can sense things that other people can't, like the cotton-candy smell of a bad sign, or the weightless touch of an approaching storm.
Or the warm, smooth voices of people who aren't really there.
In the Cliff House, secrets of all kinds float through the air and bounce off the walls. Secrets that have passed from generation to generation — until they suddenly stop. When Hannah finds her mom murdered outside of their lighthouse, she discovers there are secrets even she doesn't know about. Secrets that will take her through a mysterious door — and an unknown, other world.
Raves & reviews:
"Well written, energetic, and inventive . . . this tale should appeal to fans of the current crop of dystopian fiction." —Publishers Weekly
"Marino keeps the story moving with archetypal characters, multiple and diverse settings, a lightning-fast pace, and a firm footing in teens' fascination with social networks." —Booklist
"Marino has created an interesting fantasy filled with action and suspense." —School Library Journal
"Not since the equally haunting and engrossing Half World by Hiromi Goto has there been such an intriguing look at a limbo world that awaits the dead, and what happens to a mortal girl who dares to find her own fate within it." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...those with an appreciation for the strange and absurd will be left with much to dwell on." —Publishers Weekly