The She by Carol Plum-Ucci

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On a rainy night eight years ago, Evan Barrett's parents were lost at sea. In horror, he listened to their frantic Mayday calls on the ship-to-shore radio, to his mother's cries for mercy--and to the deafening shrieks that answered her back.

Now seventeen, Evan has gone in search of answers to his parents' strange disappearance. The only explanation that makes any sense to him is that they were swallowed up by The She, a legendary sea creature that devours ships. But when Evan's quest for the truth uncovers shocking allegations against his parents, he must deal with the possibility that everything he knows about his family is a lie.

Includes a reader's guide.
 

About Carol Plum-Ucci

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CAROL PLUM-UCCI is the author of What Happened to Lani Garver as well as The Body of Christopher Creed, which was named a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lives in New Jersey.
 
Published August 1, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 373 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Shots fired from a gun passed hand-to-hand around a group of teens on a rickety dock are blamed for the disappearance and possible death of Casey Carmody, the impulsive younger sister of Kurt, the popular member of the in-crowd.

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Alex's insights into the fears and secrets of people around him, and the way ugly truths can be hidden by easy lies, are hard-won enough to be convincing, and the plot peaks with a gloriously icky scene in which Alex breaks his leg while breaking into an old, naturally sealed Lenape tomb, and wat...

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Evan’s parents died in a tragic accident at sea eight years before he’s asked to visit Gray Shailey at the “nuthouse” as part of a helping-hands program;

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Convinced Chris's mother is to blame for Chris's disappearance, they plan to break into his house to steal his hidden diary in hopes of finding evidence.

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As the book opens, 17-year-old narrator Kurt Carmody recounts his sister's disappearance from a dune party, where she was last seen on the abandoned pier on one of New Jersey's barrier islands.

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A nine-year-old boy who loses his seafaring parents in a storm finds himself at 17 confronting the same suspicions about The She, a fabled dark force that lurks off the Jersey shore.

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Living with his older brother Emmett, a philosophy grad student, Evan has pretty much come to terms with his parents' death—until the head of his Catholic school sends him to visit his classmate, a spoiled rich girl named Grey, who has been hospitalized for psychiatric illness following her role ...

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This was an excellent book and I will enjoy reading her other books.

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Four days ago i wasn't crazy about reading, but now that i have read this book i feel like reading all kinds of things.

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(Nov 21, 2005) The Body of Christopher Creed was both lovely and terrible.

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