Shadowed summer

By Mitchell, Saundra

Publishers Summary:
In the small town of Ondine, Louisiana, fourteen-year-old Iris uncovers family secrets when she conjures up the ghost of a boy missing for decades and decides to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

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ISBN
978-0-38573-571-1
Publisher
New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

Gr 7-9 Set in a small town in Louisiana, this novel revolves around superstitions, hauntings, and badly buried secrets. Iris, 14, plans to spend the summer with her friend Collette, casting spells and calling up ghosts in the local cemetery. The girls know they don't have mystical powers, but they enjoy the gameuntil Iris sees the ghost of a boy who asks her, "Where y'at Iris?" Convinced that he is the spirit of El...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Fourteen-year-old Iris resigns herself to another boring summer in Ondine, Louisiana, where the only excitement is playing at s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

An atmospheric mystery with a finely drawn Louisiana setting, Shadowed Summer manages to be consistently creepy without ever becoming a horror story. Elijah’s disappearance from Ondine has left its mark on the town, and Saundra Mitchell takes care to show how the weight of Elijah’s secret bears down upon Iris’s neighbors and loved ones, ensuring that Elijah’s moody presence is felt even when his ghost is absent. The theme of lost loved ones is echoed by Iris’s memories of her late mother, made more urgent and real by Elijah’s r...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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