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The psychological labyrinth of a young woman s insidious connection to the sea, from the Edgar Award nominated author of "Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone."
After nine years spent suffocating in the arid expanse of the Midwest, far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie Morgan and her father are returning to the coast. And miraculously, Callie can finally breathe easily. No more sudden, clawing attacks and weeklong hospital stays. But something is calling to her from the river behind their house and from the ocean miles away. Just as her life begins to feel like her own, and the potential for romance is blossoming, the intoxicating pull of the dark water seeps into her mind, filling her with doubt and revealing family secrets. Is it madness, or is there a voice, beckoning her to come to the sea? To answer the call of the dark waves. To come home."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 28mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147511259
  • 9780147511256
  • 1,296,788

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"Rosenfield's paragraphs are so suffused with the pull of the tide that it becomes a full-body throb, drawing Callie down, down, down to exactly where you think she's heading: the deep. The delicious confusion between fantasy and madnessfinds perfect expression in Rosenfield's hypnotic prose and upside-down chapter construction." --"Booklist," starred review
"At its best in the sensory details that create its vaguely sinister atmosphere."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"This often eerie novel that toes the line of fantasy is a delight. Readers won't be sure just what it is that has consumed Callie--her own madness, or perhaps, something altogether inhuman--but they'll keep turning pages in hopes of finding out. For fans of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars." --"School Library Journal" Accolades for "Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone"
Edgar Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Mystery
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
PW Best New Book for the Week
"Lush, mysterious, utterly compelling." --Ellen Hopkins, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Crank trilogy
"Becca's first-person narration is occasionally interspersed with third-person flashbacks of Amelia's last days, and while her end is never in doubt, watching the events that lead up to it will mesmerize readers. . . . Her language is precise and vivid. . . . A perceptive, contrapuntal character study with a light thriller flavor--utterly compelling." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"This layered and exquisitely written story explores the fallout from the murder as well as the dark side of love. Actions have real consequences in Rosenfield's novel, and her suffocating small town setting is powerfully and chillingly evoked." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"This is author Kat Rosenfield's first novel, and she's to be commended for taking risks with Amelia Anne that aren't common in young adult fiction. . . . Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone blends elegant writing and brutal behavior into a sharp and haunting novel." --"Bookpage," Top Pick
"A dark, moody murder mystery that I predict you're going to love." --HelloGiggles
"If you love Pretty Little Liars, you'll love Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone."
"This is sophisticated writing replete with lyricism, layers and language." --Daily Kos
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About Kat Rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield ( is a copywriter and journalist whose debut novel, "Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone" was an Edgar Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Mystery. Bookpage praised "Amelia Anne "for blending elegant writing and brutal behavior into a sharp and haunting novel.
Kat s work has appeared in publications both nationally and internationally including "Interiors, Grazia (AU), Wend "(cover story), and" Girls Life," and can currently be found on websites and in newsletters for organizations across the country. She is currently a regular contributor to pop culture websites such as s Hollywood Crush blog, and she is also Auntie SparkNotes on"
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814 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 18% (144)
4 27% (218)
3 30% (246)
2 18% (149)
1 7% (57)
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