White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

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One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011

Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow.

Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There's Rebecca, who has come to a small, seaside village to spend the summer, and there's Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town...but at a price. Finally, there's a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls' frightening story. White Crow is as beautifully written as it is horrifically gripping.


About Marcus Sedgwick

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Marcus Sedgwick is the author of White Crow and Revolver, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the UK and was named a Printz Honor book in the US. The author of eleven widely admired previous novels, he lives near Cambridge, England.
Published July 5, 2011 by Roaring Brook Press. 241 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Two girls are brought together more from ennui than anything else in this riveting tale that brings the murderous history of a disintegrating coastal town into the present.

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of White Crow

The Guardian

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The white crow of Marcus Sedgwick's 11th children's novel is, according to an author's note, taken from a line by Henry James's brother, the psychologist William James: "If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black [ .

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Publishers Weekly

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Sedgwick (Revolver) addresses themes of death and what may (or may not) await in the afterlife in this chilling story, told in three voices and in two parallel stories set 200 years apart.

May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of White Crow

The Bookbag

Further reading suggestion: If you like contempo-urban horror I'm going to recommend Sarah Reese Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon, mostly because it's the only comparable book I've ever read, but also because it's a fairly fun.

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Teen Reads

She spots Rebecca, describes her as beautiful, and says that the moment she sees her she loves her and knows that Rebecca will grow to love her, too.

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The Overflowing Library

I thought this really added to the story and gave it that bit more background wise to make for a fuller story.

Jul 26 2011 | Read Full Review of White Crow

Alternative Magazine Online

White Crow is the latest novel from award-winning children’s author Marcus Sedgwick, published this month by Orion.

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