Conversion

Conversion


Read by: Khristine Hvam

Format
Audiobook Download – Unabridged
Price
$39.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9780698154926
  • 13:31:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Teen

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible.
 
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.
 
First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.
 
Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .
 
Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

Praise

“Will keep you on the edge of your seat from the moment you pick it up!”—Huffington Post
 
“The author has a gift for capturing the teenage mind-set that nears the level of John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), with the bonus of a strong sense of history with the Salem-set melodrama.”—USA Today
 
“Conjures up a spooky story of afflicted modern-day high school girls alternating with the actual account behind the Salem witch trials. Is it all a cry for attention, mass hysteria, or something truly sinister?”—Family Circle

* “A chilling guessing game of a novel that will leave readers thinking about the power (and powerlessness) of young women in the past and present alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A simmering blend of relatable high-school drama with a persistent pinprick of unearthliness in the background.”–Booklist

“Compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews
– various
* “A chilling guessing game of a novel that will leave readers thinking about the power (and powerlessness) of young women in the past and present alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A simmering blend of relatable high-school drama with a persistent pinprick of unearthliness in the background.”–Booklist

“Compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews
– various
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