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Hawley Public Library J ANS (Text) 33500013357397 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062916099
  • ISBN: 0062916092
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

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Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from his friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely fed up with the pale, creepy rich girl who moved in next door, who won't stop staring at him. So when Cooper learns of an unsolved mystery his sister has discovered online, he welcomes the distraction. It's the tale of a deadly train crash that occurred a hundred years ago in which one young boy among the dead was never identified. The only distinguishing mark on him was a strange insignia on his suit coat, a symbol no one had seen before or since. Jess is fascinated by the mystery of the unknown child -- because she's seen the insignia. And, she tells Cooper, he has too. It's the symbol on the jacket of the girl next door. As they uncover more information -- and mounting evidence of the girl's seemingly impossible connection to the tragedy -- Cooper and Jess begin to wonder if a similar disaster could be heading to their hometown.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    Since his parents' divorce, Cooper has struggled to adjust to his dad's absence and their new life, preferring loneliness to the possibility of being hurt by someone—even his friends. But when his little sister, Jess, stumbles upon a mystery possibly involving the mysterious new girl next door, Cooper can't help being drawn in. He and Jess begin to uncover a mystery more complex than anything they could have imagined, learning of a terrible tragedy from long ago that may be connected to the mysterious new girl. As Cooper learns to manage his feelings and grow closer to his sister, they realize that another catastrophe may be coming, and they might be powerless to prevent it. Though Ansari's (The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly, 2019) latest begins as a spooky ghost-next-door story, it quickly develops into a mystery involving an intricate web of historical events, a separate dimension that exists "in between," and characters struggling with major life changes, such as divorce and illness. And readers won't see the final twist coming. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Absentee fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Railroad accidents > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Forgiveness > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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