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The Girl from the Well

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"[A] Stephen Kinglike horror story...A chilling, bloody ghost story that resonates."— Kirkus

From the highly acclaimed author of the Bone Witch trilogy comes a chilling story of a Japanese ghost looking for vengeance and the boy who has no choice but to trust her, lauded as a "a fantastically creepy story sure to keep readers up at night" (RT Book Reviews)

I am where dead children go.

Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.

Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.

Suspenseful and creepy, The Girl from the Well is perfect for readers looking for

  • Spooky books for young adults
  • Japanese horror novels
  • Ghost stories for teens
  • East Asian folklore
  • Praise for The Girl from the Well

    "There's a superior creep factor that is pervasive in every lyrical word of Chupeco's debut, and it's perfect for teens who enjoy traditional horror movies...the story is solidly scary and well worth the read." — Booklist

    "Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story...told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku's numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend." — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

    "It hit all the right horror notes with me, and I absolutely recommend it to fans looking for a good scare. " — The Book Smugglers


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    Publisher: Sourcebooks

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: August 5, 2014

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781402292194
    • Release date: August 5, 2014

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781402292194
    • File size: 1997 KB
    • Release date: August 5, 2014

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    Formats

    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    Levels

    ATOS Level:6.3
    Lexile® Measure:940
    Interest Level:9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty:4-6

    "[A] Stephen Kinglike horror story...A chilling, bloody ghost story that resonates."— Kirkus

    From the highly acclaimed author of the Bone Witch trilogy comes a chilling story of a Japanese ghost looking for vengeance and the boy who has no choice but to trust her, lauded as a "a fantastically creepy story sure to keep readers up at night" (RT Book Reviews)

    I am where dead children go.

    Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.

    Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.

    Suspenseful and creepy, The Girl from the Well is perfect for readers looking for

  • Spooky books for young adults
  • Japanese horror novels
  • Ghost stories for teens
  • East Asian folklore
  • Praise for The Girl from the Well

    "There's a superior creep factor that is pervasive in every lyrical word of Chupeco's debut, and it's perfect for teens who enjoy traditional horror movies...the story is solidly scary and well worth the read." — Booklist

    "Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story...told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku's numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend." — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

    "It hit all the right horror notes with me, and I absolutely recommend it to fans looking for a good scare. " — The Book Smugglers


    Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Sourcebooks

      Kindle Book
      Release date: August 5, 2014

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781402292194
      Release date: August 5, 2014

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781402292194
      File size: 1997 KB
      Release date: August 5, 2014

    • Creators
    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
    • Languages
      English
    • Levels
      ATOS Level: 6.3
      Lexile® Measure: 940
      Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
      Text Difficulty: 4-6
    • Reviews
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