The Boy Who Couldn't Die by William Sleator

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Sixteen-year-old Ken lost his best friend in a plane crash and now he wants to be invulnerable - to accident, attack and death. He finds a psychic who claims she can make him immortal for 50 USD - if he will give up his soul. He agrees, but then realizes that the psychic may be exacting a more sinister payment.

About William Sleator

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William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.
Published March 1, 2004 by Harry N. Abrams. 174 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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But hideous nightmares soon plague him, dreams in which he kills people he does not know, and he learns that the murders are actually happening, that his wayward soul is being used as an astral assassin by the bokor (a voodoo priest who practices black magic).

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