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The Other Side of Dark

Title

The Other Side of Dark

Authors

Sarah Smith

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

312 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781442402812

Genre

paranormal

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Step parent; Interracial; Family member death; single father; step father; death of a mother, death of a father; death of parents; interracial relationship

Annotation

Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

step father, mother and father

Main Character

girl and boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Agatha Award, 2010, Winner, Best Childrens/YA; Massachusetts Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

ghost stories; paranormal fiction; race relations; dating; orphans; Boston; ghosts; supernatural

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Other Side of Dark

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