Blue Girl

Blue Girl

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Format
Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142405451
  • 384 Pages
  • Firebird
  • 12 and up

Overview

World Fantasy Award winner Charles de Lint weaves a spellbinding contemporary fantasy that will leave you breathless.

When Imogene, her mother, and her brother move to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself—this time she won’t go looking for trouble. She quickly gets to know two very different people. Maxine is a “good girl,” following a strict life plan. Imogene helps Maxine loosen up and break a few rules, and in turn Maxine keeps her on the straight and narrow. Imogene’s other new friend is a little more unusual. His name is Adrian. He is a ghost. Adrian was killed when he jumped off the high school roof in 1998, and hasn’t left since. He has a huge crush on her—so much so that he wants her to see the fairies that also haunt the school. The fairies invade Imogene’s dreams, blurring the line between the unreal and the real. When her imaginary childhood friend Pelly actually manifests, Imogene knows something is terribly wrong. With Maxine, Adrian, and Pelly’s help, Imogene challenges the dark forces of Faery.


“This lively novel thoughtfully examines friendships that cross magical boundaries and explores how love can strengthen and save us.”—School Library Journal
Blue Girl

Blue Girl

Written by: Charles De Lint

Awards

ALA Best Books for Young Adults – winner
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age – winner
Ontario Library Association Honour Book – winner
Ontario Library Association White Pine Award – winner

Praise

“This lively novel thoughtfully examines friendships that cross magical boundaries and explores how love can strengthen and save us.”—School Library Journal

“Imogene and Maxine are fully-drawn characters, and the plot builds steadily toward the end.”—Children’s Literature

“Readers always know what to expect in a de Lint fantasy: supple, sinuous writing in a contemporary setting laced with fantasy neatly hardwired in place . . . Fairies like the evil twins of the wee free men, Imogene’s not so imaginary childhood friend Pelly, and a shadow world impinging on this one conjure up satisfying elements of Buffy the Vampire Slayer—there’s even a helpful British librarian named Ms. Giles.”—Kirkus Reviews
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