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2016: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past.
1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she's left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself.
"Parallel plotlines set in different times, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781626726543
Characteristics: 533 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number: J SMY, P


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FVRL_Sally Nov 14, 2017

Absolutely stunning story. I love how the pictures had as much to do with the story as the journal entries. It was a very dark and sad story but superb. I highly recommend.

JCLJessecaB Jun 30, 2017

This graphic novel is a fun, spooky read with fantastic illustrations. I read it in one sitting (with all the lights on and with a cozy mug of tea, of course).


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