Possessions

Possessions

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by Nancy Holder
     
 

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The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale

New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn't help that the

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The It Girl meets The Exorcist in this chilling, haunted boarding school tale

New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn't help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.

What Lindsay doesn't yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead...

And that someone is Lindsay.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanna Sciarrotta
In this exciting new series, high school student Lindsey Cavanaugh finds herself at an exclusive all girls' boarding school where she quickly discovers things are not as they seem. She begins noticing a strange face in the window across the way from hers and witnesses a series of ghostly events that leave her shaken and questioning her own sanity. Creepiest of all, she stumbles upon a secret room in the dorm which is filled with photographs, mementos, and memories from the past. As she begins to piece together the horrific happenings at the school, she becomes more and more aware of the danger that she and her fellow students are all in. Desperate to save her best friend from a horrific fate, Lindsey does not know what to believe or who she can trust. The major flaw of the novel will deter some less avid reads as they struggle to figure out Lindsey's ambiguous background, which is vague throughout the novel. Even still, most readers will have no trouble getting hooked on Lindsey's story, despite the unexplained circumstances that land Lindsey in the boarding school in the first place. This book promises all of the teen gossip and drama of many other popular series of the past decade, with an added modern gothic twist. Though this series will stay away from the vampirism trend of the moment, it satisfies the popular supernatural craving. Reviewer: Jeanna Sciarrotta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101140239
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Series:
Possessions
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
367 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Holder is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author and a charter member and Trustee of the Horror Writers Association. A Bram Stoker Award-winner, she has written more than 63 books.

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