The Shade

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:ghost stories, siblings, relationships, mystery, paranormal
  • Pub Date:03/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:HL450L
  • ATOS:3.1
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Safira doesn't believe in ghosts, but the girl in her cabin at camp was not a living person, so what was she? Her friend Trinity is convinced Safira's seen a ghost and sets out to discover who the ghost girl is. Safira is too busy dealing with her family to help solve the mystery. Safira has never gotten along with her sister, Mya, and now that Mya's pending marriage dominates the family there seems to be no hope for friendship between them. But when Trinity discovers the death of a girl named Myra, Safira starts to wonder if the ghost-girl has an important message about her own sister.
"Denman has written an interesting, well-paced story for reluctant middle school readers."
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"My students will appreciate the suspense of the story, and Safira's voyage of self-discover is the coming-of-age passion play that every [middle school student] experiences at some point in her young life."
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