The Window

Title

The Window

Authors

Jeanette Ingold

Publisher

Hmh Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780152049263

Pages

192 pages

Genre

supernatural

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Mandy survived the terrible accident that killed her mother, but she was left blind and alone. Now she lives with relatives she doesn't know, attends a new school, and tries to make friends--all the while struggling to function without sight. Her unpredictable life takes its strangest turn when she begins to hear the oddest things through the window of her attic room. In fact, what she hears--and seems to "see"--are events that happened years ago, before she was even born.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

780L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Physical disability; death of a mother; blind; blind teenager; vision loss; aunt and uncle raising niece

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and uncle

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Books About Trauma, Tragedy and Loss, 2002 Ages (8-10)
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
Young Adults' Choices, 1998

Keywords

traumatic accident; self-acceptance; ghosts; paranormal; family history; enhanced hearing

Diversity Impact

direct

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