Pale Phoenixby Kathryn Reiss
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Miranda isn't happy when sullen orphan Abby Chandler comes to live with her family. But Miranda's anger turns to shock when she learns the girl's horrible secret: Abby's parents and sisters were killed in a house fire in this very town--more than three hundred years ago. Somehow Abby survived the fire and has been living in a virtual limbo ever since.
Fifteen-year-old Miranda Browne, the extraordinary protagonist from Kathryn Reiss's first novel, Time Windows, returns for a new time-travel adventure.
"A book with everything a reader wants. . . . Pale Phoenix has something for everyone."--VOYA
"Once again Reiss proves herself a canny practitioner of the junior gothic, blending elements of romance and suspense with confident storytelling."--The Bulletin
"A thoughtful and enjoyable book. Readers will certainly want to see more of Miranda and Dan and their delightful parents."--Booklist
Meet the Author
KATHRYN REISS is the author of many acclaimed time-travel mystery novels for teens. She lives in northern California.
KATHRYN REISS is the author of Time Windows, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Glass House People; Dreadful Sorry; Pale Phoenix, a finalist for the Edgar Award; and most recently, PaperQuake: A Puzzle. A master of the time-travel mystery genre, “Reiss slips between past and present with a callous alacrity that is wondrously effective” (Kirkus Reviews). She lives with her family in Northern California. www.midgard.com/KReiss/KReissInfo.html
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This book was great, but it really only makes sense if you read Time Windows first. Usually Kathryn Reiss's books have something to do with time travel or history and this one follows that pattern. Miranda, Dan, and Abby set out on a journey to find what is happening to Abby. I suggest you read it.
Reiss has written many books; but this may be one of the most interesting. I would recomend reading time windows first though. This book is about a girl named Miranda who has this strange girl named Abby come to live with her. But Abby isn't what she seems... In Glass house people and Dreadful sorry, they also make refrences to the mysterious ABby. Highly recomended.
Plae Phoenix, by Kathryn Riess, is a great book if you like to read mysteries. The title has a great meaning to the book. The characters are very realistic people with normal lives except for Abby. So if you want to find out the special meaning of the title and why Abby is so weird read this very good book.