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The Twilight Prisoner [NOOK Book]

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Jack Perdu survived his first trip to New York City's ghostly underworld. But a new school, new friends, and new feelings for his Latin classmate Cora make the world of the living a complicated place. Jack isn't sure he belongs--especially since he's still seeing ghosts.

When in an attempt to impress Cora, Jack takes her on a date to the edge of the underworld, he ends up ...
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The Twilight Prisoner

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Overview

Jack Perdu survived his first trip to New York City's ghostly underworld. But a new school, new friends, and new feelings for his Latin classmate Cora make the world of the living a complicated place. Jack isn't sure he belongs--especially since he's still seeing ghosts.

When in an attempt to impress Cora, Jack takes her on a date to the edge of the underworld, he ends up making a fatal mistake. Now, if there's any chance of saving Cora, nevermind himself, Jack will need the help of his old friend Euri and the city's colorful cast of spirits.

By turns heartrending and hillarious, this page-turning sequel to The Night Tourist expertly weaves the myth of Persephone and Demeter with a contemporary tale of love, loss and eternal friendship.


"Readers should be drawn in by the complex relationships between Marsh's protagonists and Jack's continuing existential struggles, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead."

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The plot is lavishly draped with snappy dialogue, realistic teen characters and clever didn't-see-it-coming twists. An outstanding story with wide appeal."

—Kirkus Review

"The allusions to ancient gods may draw fans of Rick Riordan's popular series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. However, the dark humor and poignant exchanges between the dead and living put this novel closer in tone and sensibility to The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Like that Newbery winner, The Twilight Prisoner will keep kids reading late into the balmy nights ahead."

—Washington Post Book World Summer Reading Guide
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016292465
  • Publisher: TMG Electronic Self Publishing Services
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Series: The Night Tourist , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 354,721
  • File size: 699 KB

Meet the Author

Katherine Marsh is the Edgar Award™-winning author of The Night Tourist and the historical young adult novel Jepp, Who Defied the Stars. She spent a decade as a journalist, including as a reporter for Rolling Stone and as managing editor of The New Republic. A New York native and a Yale graduate, she currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children. Visit her online at www.katherinemarsh.com
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  • Posted January 21, 2010

    What a book!

    There are many positives and negatives in this book.Some positives are that the author explained the book and concept of the new york underworld really well. The author also has some good vocabulary and a good knowledge of latin. The negatives of this book is that he put to much latin in. She also had way too many dramatic events happening all at once.There was also a lot more crying and sadness then necessary.
    The writing style of the author is different in many ways. The author
    used third person narration. It was easy and hard to read in different parts of the book. For example, she would say sentences that would make you think " Who is she talking about? How is she using this term or word?" She made you think a little. But she also included a lot of action. She also included alot of emotion. She had a lot of sadness in this novel.I would recommend this book for many reasons. One reason is that it has a lot action. In almost every page there is running, screaming, and adventure. Its also exciting as they unravel the mystery of getting out of the under world. I would not recommend it because it has a lot of sadness. Other recommendations are The night Tourist,Haunted Christmas, and The Nancy Drew series. Some novels similar to The night Tourist are The stone Heart triology, Purple heart, and Lily Dale: Connecting.

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    Posted March 1, 2014

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    This book is good. I jist finished the first book yesterday (february 27, 2014) and now am on the second book. I highly recomened this book for anybody who loves a good mystery, page turning action, a good laugh, a pich of sadness, and some rockin' girl power :)

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    This is the second of two books about a young boy who almost dies and afterwards starts seeing ghosts. He goes to the Underworld to find his mother who passed away when he was a little boy and has the adventure of his life. This book continues his adventures. Both books are fascinating, creative, and easy to read. The author has a way of writing that whisks you away with the characters without you knowing it. Even though this is meant as a children's book, it was thoroughly enjoyable for me, as an adult, to read it. It also deals with the theme of friendship and love - which I really like in books. An excellent read!

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