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.
An absorbing read
Lovely, fantastical, yet grounded in a reality that pulls no punches.
- Level: Grades 3-7
- Category: Fiction
- Published: Aug 27, 2013
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English