Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 14 to 18
- Grade: 9 to 12
Seventeen-year-old high-school student Sarah Wagner wrestles with her grief over losing her older brother, John, to cancer. When John’s ghost begins haunting her room at night, Sarah seeks help from Michael—the dark and mysterious boy in her class—and her friend Donna, an angry girl on the fringe of society.
Searching desperately for a way to lay her brother’s spirit to rest, Sarah’s journey takes her into the mystical realm of the occult, and as her world slowly becomes unhinged, we see that all is not as it appears.
About the author
Natale Ghent is an award-winning journalist and the author of No Small Thing, also published in the US and the UK, and The Book Of Living And Dying, a novel for young adult readers. No Small Thing has been critically acclaimed in Canada and internationally. Nominated for four Canadian children’s choice awards, including the CLA Book of the Year for Children award and the Silver Birch award (Honour Book), No Small Thing was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection in the US and a Borders Original Voice. Born in Brookfield, Illinois, Natale Ghent moved to Canada as a small child. She lives with her family in Toronto.