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EgmontUSA Notes from Ghost Town   by Kate Ellison
On Sale Date: February 12, 2013
9781606842645, 1606842641
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Ages 14 And Up, Grades 9 And Up
EgmontUSA
336 pages
6.1 in W | 8.5 in H | 1.2 in T
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Olivia Tithe was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was mur­dered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night.

After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death.

Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all.
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Kate Ellison trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Butterfly Clues was her first novel. You can visit her online at www.kateellison.com.
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Praise for The Butterfly Clues:

"Fascinating. Ellison has the art of page-turning down flat, and readers will be swept up by both the terror-and the romance." - Booklist, starred review

"This book casts a spell over its readers." - SLJ, Starred Review

"A debut worth picking up, this excels...in its narrator, obsessive-compulsive teenager Penelope "Lo" Marin." - RT Book Review

"In a strong, twisty thriller of a debut, Ellison builds tension effectively, creating credible [portraits of] compulsions that make Lo such a complex and memorable heroine."-Publishers Weekly

Awards:

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee

Booklist Top Ten Teen Mystery Pick

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