Ghosts of Shanghai: Book 1 - Ghosts of Shanghai (Paperback)Julian Sedgwick (author)
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A powerful teen thriller with echoes of J G Ballard's Empire of the Sun and Miracles of Life ...
Obsessed with martial arts and ghost stories, Ruby is part of a gang of Chinese and ex-pat children who hide out in ruined White Cloud Temple. But the world of Shanghai in the late 1920s is driven with danger: disease, crime, espionage and revolution are sweeping the streets. And since the death of her younger brother Thomas, Ruby is stalked by another anxiety and fear.
Faced with a series of local hauntings, and armed with a lucky bookshop find - The Almanac of Distant Realms - Ruby forms the Shanghai Ghost Club to hunt down restless spirits. When best friend Faye is kidnapped by the Green Hand, Ruby must trust a mysterious stranger - and face her worst fears - in order to save her friends, and her own life. And in the ensuing fight she will catch a glimpse of the one spirit she has longed to see ...
The secrets that Ruby's father and friends have kept from her are coming back to haunt them all.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 25 mm
Ruby is one of the best young female characters I have read in ten years as a bookseller. * Kenilworth Books *
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