White Crow (Paperback)Marcus Sedgwick (author)
- In stock online
An eerie, modern gothic thriller about what awaits us after death - angels or the devil . . . A fast-paced, dark, sinister and powerful novel, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2011 and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010.
It's summer. Taken from the buzz of London, her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance, Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold.
Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out: the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea.
Against their better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other - and about Winterfold - than either could have wanted. Frightening secrets are uncovered that would have been best long forgotten.
Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow . . .
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 199 x 133 x 22 mm
The narrative is fast paced and dark. The characterisation of the two protagonists is powerful * BOOKS FOR KEEPS *
This may be [Sedgwick's] most ambitious book yet ... explores religion, death, friendship, truth and love with an intensity that confident older readers will immerse themselves in * DAILY MAIL *
An oppressive modern-gothic thriller * TIME OUT *
A dark and gruesome modern Gothic novel, with a compelling, and carefully crafted dual storyline that really builds the tension. The way in which the past and present interweave is brilliantly achieved, and there is a tremendous sense of place, both creepy and oppressive. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
You may also be interested in...
White Crow is a mysterious novel which is told in a three-part format. There is the story of Rebecca and her father who go to spend the Summer in Winterfold. There is a feeling of constant foreboding through this part... More
“One of the best books I've read all year!”
I don't usually like reading horror books - I only picked this because there wasn't much else I wanted to read - but overall, this novel was probably one of the best book I have read all year (from... More
White Crow is a fabulously creepy story, which will play on your mind long after reading. It is so refreshing to read something so truly chilling without a vampire or werewolf in sight. I would recommend this as a... More
Please sign in to write a review