Into the Candlelit Room by Tom McKean
(Middle-Grade/Ya Fiction)

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Five young people are touched by forces bigger than themselves, in these gripping tales-told in letters, journals, a college application essay, and through the veil of insanity. Each narrator presents only part of the facts-which makes following their tales tricky-and makes the final truths that much more chilling. None of these stories is what it seems at the start. But at the end, you will have read of a devil who tries to buy the soul of an impoverished teenager, a future college student who eliminates anyone who stands in the way of her ambitions, a girl who gets her first kiss from a ghost, a coed whose death is foretold by a fortune teller, and a girl whose new sister is so small only her mother can see her.

About Tom McKean

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He has lived in various parts of the world, including the United States, Europe, and Africa, working mostly as a teacher. He currently lives in New York.
Published August 30, 1999 by Putnam Juvenile. 215 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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