Author McKissack,Jenny

Item Code 8383667

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9780545587587


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After the untimely death of her aunt, Cecilia Cross is forced to return to Sanctuary, a rambling, old mansion that crowns a remote island off the coast of Maine. Cecilia is both drawn to and repulsed by Sanctuary. The scent of the ocean intoxicates her, but she’s also haunted by the ghosts of her past — of her father and sister who died there; of her mother who was torn away from her and sent to an asylum; and of the vengeful spirit of a woman wronged. Flooding memories leave Cecilia shaken, desperate to run away and forget her terrible family history.

But then a mysterious guest arrives at Sanctuary: Eli Bauer, a professor sent to examine Sanctuary’s library. Cecilia is intrigued by this strange young man who seems so interested in her — even more interested in her than in the books he is meant to be studying. Who is he and what does he want? Can Cecilia possibly trust her growing feelings for him? And can he help her make peace with a tragic past and a haunted present?

Luminous and evocative, Sanctuary is a remarkable exploration of love and loss — and the ghosts that come back to haunt us.

Genre: Horror & Ghost Stories, Romance, Family & Home Stories

Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Middle Secondary

School Year: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

Ages: 12 to 16

Page Count: 304

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