Unrest

Unrest

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`It takes great skill to create an atmosphere that creeps off the page into your veins. Harrison's subtlety and eye for detail lift this above any other spookfest.' The Independent`Spooky, gripping and intriguing. I really enjoyed it.' Sophie McKenzie, author of Girl, MissingSeventeen-year-old Elliott hasn't slept properly for six months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Now he is afraid to go to sleep. Sometimes he wakes to find himself paralysed, unable to move a muscle, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. According to his doctor, sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless - but to Elliot they're terrifying. Convinced that his brush with death has opened up connections with the spirit world, Elliott secures a live-in job at one of England's most haunted locations, determined to find out the truth. There he finds Sebastian, the ghost of a long-dead servant boy hanged for stealing bread. He also meets the living, breathing Ophelia, a girl with secrets of her own. She and Elliott grow closer, but things take a terrifying turn when Elliott discovers Sebastian is occupying his body when he leaves it. And the more time Sebastian spends inhabiting a living body, the more resistant he becomes to giving it back. Worse, he seems to have an unhealthy interest in Ophelia. Unless Elliott can lay Sebastian's spirit to rest, he risks being possessed by him for ever, and losing the girl of his dreams... The brilliant, spine-tingling YA novel by award-winning author Michelle Harrison.`Chilling' The Bookseller `I devoured Unrest.Or rather, I felt it devoured me. Clever, unexpected and satisfying.' Kate Cann `a beautifully written, gripping, thoroughly spooky young adult novel... Unsettling, eerie, with intriguing characters and a compelling, satisfying plot full of twists and turns... I loved it.' Sarah Singletonshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857070916
  • 9780857070913
  • 331,588

About Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison is a full-time writer. She is a former bookseller and editorial assistant. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in illustration, and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner. Her debut novel THE THIRTEEN TREASURES won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2009. She has since published two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS, as well as her teen novel UNREST.show more

Rating details

572 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 37% (209)
4 38% (218)
3 18% (104)
2 5% (26)
1 3% (15)
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