The Year of Shadows

The Year of Shadows

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Olivia wants a new life--and her wish might be granted by the unlikeliest allies. A heartfelt, gently Gothic novel from Claire Legrand that School Library Journal calls a "not-too-scary ghost story." Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year. Her mother's left, her neglectful father--the maestro of a failing orchestra--has moved her and her grandmother into the city's dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat. Just when she thinks life couldn't get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia's help--if the hall is torn down, they'll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on. Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends: Save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful consequences for the living...and soon it's not just the concert hall that needs saving.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 30mm | 277g
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • f-c cvr; spfx: foil stmpng, embss + spot gloss; half-tone interior illustrations
  • 1442442956
  • 9781442442955
  • 416,362

Review quote

"Claire LeGrand's fantastically spooky The Year of Shadows will keep you turning its pages well into the night, even though the floorboards are creaking and funny shapes lurk in the corner of your eye. Such is the allure of tempestuous, terrific Olivia, the complex and utterly real heroine who is suffering from one misfortune and indignity too many--and that's before the ghosts arrive. Though we soon see that sometimes ghosts are the least of the things that haunt us, the book assures us that with spirit and hope we can create light in the most shadowy of places. Also, like all the best books, it has a really great cat."--Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs
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1,053 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 39% (413)
4 36% (382)
3 18% (189)
2 4% (47)
1 2% (22)
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