Shadowed Summer 

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Nothing ever happened in Ondine, Louisiana, not even the summer Elijah Landry disappeared.

His mother knew he ascended to heaven, the police believed he ran away, and his girlfriend thought he was murdered.

Decades later, certain she saw his ghost in the town cemetery, fourteen-year-old Iris Rhame is determined to find out the truth behind "The Incident With the Landry Boy."

Enlisting the help of her best friend Collette, and forced to endure the company of Collette's latest crush, Ben, Iris spends a summer digging into the past and stirring old ghosts, in search of a boy she never knew.

What she doesn't realize is that in a town as small as Ondine, every secret is a family secret.

Praise for Shadowed Summer

"Highly atmospheric, with pulse-pounding suspense and an elegiac ending." Booklist

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"Good ghost stories are, like ghosts, a little thin on the ground in these times, and readers will be pleased to find this atmospheric reaffirmation of the power of a good haunting." Recommended, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"This splendid novel will stay with readers for a long time." JLG Monthly

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"Teen readers will appreciate the suspenseful plot and the tragic story." -Kirkus Reviews

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