Dead Boy

Dead Boy

Book - 2015
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Eleven-year-old Crow Darlingson has been dead for two years, forced to stay in the house with his overprotective mother except when he can sneak out, but new neighbor Melody Plympton offers a chance at friendship and, perhaps, getting his life back.
Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553510089
Characteristics: 247 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tanaka, Yoko

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AL_SARAHD Aug 06, 2016

Dead Boy sounds like a terrifying read, and at some points, it does get scary. While I do love creepy stories, I am fond of this book for many reasons. This story will make you look at the world in a more magical way. It is also a great self-esteem boost for the target audience. There is nothing more terrifying than not fitting in (when you're in Middle School) and this book beautifully illustrates how our differences make us more beautiful and powerful than we could ever imagine.
I highly recommend this to parents who have children struggling with bullying or even children who just like stories about magic in the every day world.

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