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The Year of Shadows

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.

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Tough-talking, internally fragile Olivia is a winning heroine whose sarcastic narrative voice is engaging and emotionally real as she makes unexpected discoveries and survives harrowing adventures. Karl Kwasny's black-and-white illustrations bring her and her surroundings to life. The description of life after death and the various challenges facing the spirits is imaginative, but may raise questions in the minds of some young readers.

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