Absent by Katie Williams

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When seventeen-year-old Paige dies in a freak fall from the roof during Physics class, her spirit is bound to the grounds of her high school. At least she has company: her fellow ghosts Evan and Brooke, who also died there. But when Paige hears the rumor that her death wasn't an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose—she can't bear it. Then Paige discovers something amazing. She can possess living people when they think of her, and she can make them do almost anything. Maybe, just maybe, she can get to the most popular girl in school and stop the rumors once and for all.

About Katie Williams

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Katie Williams teaches writing at the Academy of Art University and is the author of the acclaimed The Space Between Trees. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Published May 21, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 185 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Paige Wheeler died five months ago at her high school, and her ghost has been stuck there ever since. She hangs out with two other ghosts: Brooke, who died of a cocaine overdose in the girls’ bathroom

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Gr 9 Up—After falling off the roof during an egg-drop experiment for science class, Paige finds herself relegated to haunting the halls of the high school from which she'll never graduate. The 17-year-old is not alone, though, and finds new friends in Brooke and Evan, who also died on school grou...

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