Forbidden by Eve BuntingForbidden by Eve Bunting

Forbidden

byEve Bunting

Hardcover | December 1, 2015

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In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
Eve Bunting is the acclaimed author of more than two hundred books for young readers, including numerous novels. She lives in Pasadena, California.
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Title:ForbiddenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.87 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054439092X

ISBN - 13:9780544390928

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Bunting has written a taut page-turner full of an eeriness that would be at home in any piece of gothic literature. The result is an atmospheric, otherworldly mystery best absorbed in one sitting." - Booklist "Bunting skillfully drops clues about the cruel truth Josie will discover and cleverly incorporates supernatural elements into the historical aspects of the story about the intentional "wrecking" of ships for their bounty." - Publishers Weekly "The gloomy mood, established from the very moment Josie arrives at the estate, is sustained throughout, infusing each scene with a creeping dread? An excellent introduction to the gothic genre and a satisfyingly eerie read." - School Library Journal "