The ghost child – an award winning read

INTEREST LEVEL: Year 12 and older
This novel is quite captivating but probably moreso for older readers, as the story unfolds in an unusual manner and includes some fantastical elements. The story looks back at the life of an elderly woman, exploring the influence of her father, how she has dealt with love and loss and how her experiences have shaped her identity. The lyrical quality of the writing and the mysterious and ghostly scenes in the mid section of the novel make this novel a gentle, if sad story for the reader; one that is sure to linger for days after the last page has been turned.
For an interesting student perspective on this novel you might like to check out this Voicethread.
Highly recommended (dma) *****

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