Hartnett, Sonya. The ghost's child.

Author:Chancellor, Cara
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

HARTNETT, Sonya. The ghost's child. Candlewick. 176p. c2008. 978-0-7636-3964-8. $16.99. SA*

A blond boy with gray eyes was the last person Matilda expected to see on her settee when she returned from walking her dog. She suspects she knows why he's there, but seemingly his only interest is hearing about the time when Matilda was known as Maddy and loved a boy named Feather. As Matilda's tale unfolds, the reader tiptoes into a narrative so introspective and dream-like that one can never be sure at what point it becomes fantasy. Maddy's life holds love, loss, and a burning question that sent her on a quest over the waves ... and now brings her back to her living room. The Ghost's Child is written in the...

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