Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan

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Daniel’s expectations for his forced vacation with his father at the Leisure World Holiday Complex are low. He hates sports, and his father is mostly lost in drink and depression. But then he sees a strange girl swimming in the fake lake, and everything changes. Lexi has a smart mouth and a killer swim stroke, but dark secrets swirl around her. She’s got bruises and cuts that seem to be getting worse instead of better. She’s always alone. And her watch is ticking backwards. When a dark figure begins to stalk Lexi and Daniel, the truth must come out. This gripping ghost story will raise goose bumps and questions: does a traumatic past mean the future is a foregone conclusion?
 

About Edward Hogan

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Edward Hogan's first adult novel, Blackmoor, was short-listed for the London Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas prize. This is his first young adult novel. He lives in the U.K.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Candlewick. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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A teen spends a harrowing week at an English holiday sports complex, where he befriends the ghost of a young woman doomed to repeat the last brutal hours of her life.

Aug 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Daylight Saving

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I thought the way he handled – or struggled to handle – his split with Daniel’s mother was incredibly well done, and loved the way he and Daniel’s relationship changed as the novel progressed.

Jan 20 2015 | Read Full Review of Daylight Saving

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By meeting Lexi, Daniel gains a friend that he never had, and his resulting actions and new found knowledge make him a better person because of it.

Feb 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Daylight Saving

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