A Stir Of Bones

Mass Market Paperback | June 2, 2005

byNina Kiriki Hoffman

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A Stir of Bones is the stand-alone prequel to acclaimed fantasist Nina Hoffman's award-winning adult novels A Red Heart of Memories and Past the Size of Dreaming. It is every bit as remarkable, warm, and heartwrenching.

Fourteen-year-old Susan Backstrom seems to have a charmed life -- she's smart and beautiful, the only child of wealthy, attentive parents. But there are secrets inside her expensive house that Susan would never tell. One day, at the library, she overhears their housekeeper's son talking with some friends about sneaking into a nearby abandoned house. Much to her own surprise, Susan very much wants to join them -- and soon, she's part of the best secret of all. The house has a resident teenage ghost. More important than that, the house itself is a living, supernatural thing, able to serve as a magic conductor. With the help of five new friends - -three humans, one ghost, and the House itself -- Susan has what she needs to transform her life, if she dares.

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A Stir of Bones is the stand-alone prequel to acclaimed fantasist Nina Hoffman's award-winning adult novels A Red Heart of Memories and Past the Size of Dreaming. It is every bit as remarkable, warm, and heartwrenching.Fourteen-year-old Susan Backstrom seems to have a charmed life -- she's smart and beautiful, the only child of wealthy...

Nina Kiriki Hoffman (ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html) has written novels, juvenile and media tie-in books, short story collections, and more than two hundred short stories. Her works have been finalists for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, and Endeavour awards. Her first novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones, won a Stoke...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.57 inPublished:June 2, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014240361X

ISBN - 13:9780142403617

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from W-O-W! I Guarente you'll enjoy this Young protagonist,Susan Backstorm is starting to break away from her abusive father while stumbling apon a abondended house.The Story begins with a jump start when Susan meets Nathan although there is something unusual about Nathan-He isn't Human.Susan and Nathan's relationship develops into a eery bond..
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Put it DOWN! I read this book the fastest I've ever read a book before. I couldn't put it DOWN! I love the way things are so alive in the story. It's captivating and an enjoyable read. I love the mystery of it all and this will definately be on my recommendation list!
Date published: 2006-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awsum book! A Stir of Bones is an awsum book by nina kiriki hoffman. It's full of surprises and kept me reading on and on for hours! it's not too too long and i think it should be recomended for teens of all ages who enjoy fantasy and horror and books with a lot of twists and action. I'd read this book again if i had the chance because its a really good story. I rate this book 4 out of 5 and about 8 on 10. read it! its definately worth it!
Date published: 2006-01-11

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"Richly endowed with complex relationships, a strange and subtle brand of magic, evocative language, and suspenseful storytelling, this will draw readers into a world less safe and simple than it seems at first glance, then send them on a determined hunt for sequels."--John Peters, Booklist