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Publication Date: 3 May 2018
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 5.9 MY+
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
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Set against the politics of the English Civil War, a teenage girl with the ability to house spirits inside her fights against an ancient family who plan to take over her body with their own spirits
This is the story of a bear-hearted girl...
Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding.
Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard.
And now there's a spirit inside her.
The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret.
But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.
NOTE : Makepeace is 12 when the book starts but the story spans several years and she is 15 when it finishes.
NOTE: Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2019
NOTE: UKLA Book Award Longlist 2019