The Moth Diaries (Paperback)
  • The Moth Diaries (Paperback)
  • The Moth Diaries (Paperback)
  • The Moth Diaries (Paperback)
The Moth Diaries (Paperback) The Moth Diaries (Paperback)

The Moth Diaries (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/04/2005
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Unfolding through the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl, The Moth Diaries is a compellingly brilliant portrait of obsession and fear set in the hothouse atmosphere of a girls' boarding school. It is a world of too many books and too little reality, where ideas become passions and passions obsessions. The unnamed narrator believes with increasing certainty that a schoolmate is a vampire, subtly and secretly killing her best friend and roommate, and responsible for an escalating series of disasters at the school. As she watches her friend's growing relationship with Ernessa, she gradually loses her grip on reality, her paranoia fuelled by reading le Fanu's vampiric novel Carmilla. Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in her own fevered imagination?

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571224630

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“Creepy stuff”

This gothic story is intoxicating, as it completely envelopes you into its intricate plot. I loved the character of Ernessa, who is truly frightening, and the way in which Rachel Klein makes the reader feel as though... More

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13th August 2010
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“Terrifying and imaginative”

'The Moth Diaries' by Rachel Klein is an absorbing psychological thriller. Klein entwines the horrors of adolescence with elements of gothic horror to create a deeply captivating book. Both a homage to... More

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16th November 2012
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“A brilliant book of obsession”

The narrator slowly draws you into her world and way of thinking so convincingly that you're never quite sure of the truth of the events that unfold. Rachel Klein leaves things tantalisingly unexplained but... More

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11th January 2012
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