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Young Adult Fiction Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural

Before Wings

by (author) Beth Goobie

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2001
Category
Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551431635
    Publish Date
    Aug 2001
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551431611
    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554695744
    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12

Description

Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien, working at her Aunt Erinís summer camp, is caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, unsure where she belongs. As she struggles to understand the message delivered by the spirits of the five young women that only she sees, she learns of the tragic consequences of their connection to her aunt. Faced with the knowledge that another aneurysm could strike her at any time and mostly shunned by the other staff because she is the bossís niece, Adrien finds a soulmate in Paul, the camp handyman, who is convinced that he has seen his own death foretold.

About the author

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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