Shadowed Summer

By Mitchell, Saundra

Publishers Summary:
Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?From the Hardcover edition.

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978-0-38590-560-2
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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

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