Nobody's Secretby Michaela MacColl
When fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man who doesn't seem to know who she or her family is and playfully refuses to divulge his name, she's intrigued. She enjoys her secret flirtation with "Mr. Nobody"—until he turns up dead in her family's pond. She's stricken with guilt and is determined to discover who this enigmatic… See more details below
When fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man who doesn't seem to know who she or her family is and playfully refuses to divulge his name, she's intrigued. She enjoys her secret flirtation with "Mr. Nobody"—until he turns up dead in her family's pond. She's stricken with guilt and is determined to discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he's buried in an anonymous grave, an investigation that takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger. A celebration of Emily Dickinson's intellect and spunk, this exquisitely written and meticulously researched page-turner will excite fans of mystery, romance, and poetry alike.
This imaginative take on the young poet... will find a wide audience for both classroom connections and personal reading." - Booklist"
Suspenseful, often humorous. inventive" - Shelf Awareness"
MacColl takes a character that most people do not really know much about and brings her to life... fun, interesting reading" - VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates"
MacColl skillfully draws from Dickenson's life to create a vision of the young poet as sharp-thinking, nature-obsessed, and determinedly curious." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"
MacColl once again brings a strong female protagonist to life" - School Library Journal, Starred Review"
MacColl masterfully weaves Dickinson's poetry into the tale."Library Media Connection"
I would recommend this to anybody who is looking for a fun middle-grade/teen mystery. It kept me interested to the very last page." - Reading Teen"
Gracefully folds factual elements of Dickinson's life and work into the fiction."-The Horn Book Magazine"
For readers interested in Emily Dickinson and her poetry, this would certainly be of interest." - Stacked"
A suspenseful, often humorous historical novel... MacColl demonstrates how accessible Dickinson's poetry was." - Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
- Chronicle Books LLC
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- 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 18 Years
Meet the Author
Michaela MacColl studied multidisciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Connecticut.
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