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The cold is in her bones / Peternelle Van Arsdale.

Van Arsdale, Peternelle, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y VAN (Text) 33500012996856 New Checked out 09/12/2019
Moorhead Public Library Y VAN (Text) 33500012996864 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481488440
  • ISBN: 1481488449
  • ISBN: 9781481488457
  • ISBN: 1481488457
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: When Milla, sixteen, who has lived a sheltered life on a farm near a cursed village, finally makes a friend, she learns of her connection to the curse's originator.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    Until Iris moved next door, Milla had never met a person from town, let alone a girl her own age. Her life on the family farm was one of work, duty, unanswered questions, and prayers to keep the demon at bay. Yet despite the family's precautions, this vengeful spirit takes control of Iris, like it has of countless girls in town, and Milla grows determined to save her newfound friend. Van Arsdale coils tension within her prose, winding it tighter as Milla learns the truth about the curse plaguing the town and the role she must play in lifting it. The palpable fear and paranoia surrounding demon-possessed girls easily brings to mind Salem's hysteria-fueled witch trials and is further heightened by fantasy elements that render this demon real—not to mention droves of snakes. The primary narrative is devoted to Milla's journey of identity and personal transformation, but it is strongly informed by sibling bonds, friendship, and themes of vengeance and forgiveness. A dark, magic-infused story lit by bravery and hope. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Demonology > Fiction.
Snakes > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.

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