Dead and Buried

Dead and Buried

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Harrington returns to the genre of Lois Duncan with spine-chilling results.... said KIRKUS of this heart-pounding ghost story/murder mystery that will leave readers guessing til the end.

Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't. Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545333024
  • 9780545333023
  • 659,489

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Praise for Kim Harrington's CLARITY*Harrington's well-developed characters and tight plot are simultaneously charming, realistically complex, and intriguing. . . . Clare is a teen detective for the 21st century. - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAdvance praise for THE DEAD AND BURIEDA perfect blend of mystery, horror, and romance . . . I loved it! -- Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of FIRELIGHTDelicously spooky and ridiculously fun... Reminded me why Kim Harrington is one of my favorite authors. -- Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of HEX HALL. A perfect, classical ghost story with a decidedly modern feel. I adored it. -- Myra McEntire, author of HOURGLASSA deliciously eerie mystery that kept me guessing from the first line to the last. -- Leigh Fallon, author of CARRIER OF THE MARKA clever, fast-paced thriller . . . impossible to put down. -- Sonia Gensler, author of THE REVENANT
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About Kim Harrington

Kim Harrington is the acclaimed author of CLARITY, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant readers, and PERCEPTION, which Kirkus Reviews called a smart, paranormal mystery ride. She is also the author of the middle-grade series Sleuth or Dare. Kim lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. When not writing, she's most likely reading, watching one of her favorite TV shows, or fantasizing about her next vacation. Visit her online at
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3,687 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (1,242)
3 22% (794)
2 5% (201)
1 2% (72)

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I have only recently begun reading more ghost stories, looking for some creepier fiction to enjoy lately. The Dead and Buried is a good ghost story, some chills and thrills included, although it's also very much standard-fare as far as ghost stories go. Reasons to Read: 1. A fast-paced story: I easily flew through this book, reading it in an evening. The plot moves along quite nicely and I was engaged with the story from the very beginning. The pacing is just about perfect as the plot continued to develop from chapter to chapter and it never seemed to slow down or drag along. 2.A touching brother-sister relationship: I loved reading about Jade's devotion to her little brother, Colby. It gave me a better sense of Jade's motivation in becoming involved with the mystery in her house and the death of Kayla Sloan. Strong relationships like this are so important, and I absolutely adored the dynamic between these two characters. The main problem for me with The Dead and Buried is that it was far too predictable. There really wasn't anything unique or different to make it stand out to me from other stories about hauntings I've ever read about or seen in a movie. I also had a harder time relating to the characters, and I think that's because they were simply underdeveloped. It's a fairly short book, so this is somewhat understandable, but it also made it harder for me to connect with the book. The romance detracted from my reading experience because I found it distracted from the overall (more interesting) plot. It seemed fairly rushed and predictable, and didn't have much of a buildup to convince me that it enhanced the story in any way. It was all just a little too convenient for me, much like the rest of the story. Review copy received from Scholastic Canada; no other compensation was more
by Brenna Staats
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