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The Forgotten Book

The Forgotten Book

A Jane Austen inspired YA tale about a sixteen-year-old girl who finds a magical book - and discovers that anything she writes inside it comes true.

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ISBN 9781250294487
Barcode 9781250294487
Published 27 December 2018 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Glaser, Mechthild
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ISBN-13 9781250294487
ISBN-10 1250294487
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Square Fish
Publication Date 27 December 2018
International Publication Date 31 December 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Glaser, Mechthild
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 285g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 833.92
Catalogue Code 924098

Description of this Book

A Jane Austen-inspired YA tale from Mechthild Gl ser (The Book Jumper) about a sixteen-year-old girl who finds a magical book--and discovers that anything she writes inside it comes true Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her--and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school--the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter--becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer. Praise for The Forgotten Book This is a satisfying blend of gothic mystery, supernatural intrigue, and boarding-school drama, sure to thrill readers who believe that books hold the best magic. --Booklist Mystery, magic, and danger jostle together in this romantic fantasy with its well-described gothic setting of monastic ruins and secret passages. --VOYA A clever book with winks at Jane Austen novels, this boarding school story will also delight fantasy fans. --School Library Journal The Forgotten Book German Edition: Gl ser writes in the tradition of beloved YA writers, such as Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper and J. K. Rowling. . . . Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice may have been the starting point for Gl ser, but she has turned the old material of enemies-turned-lovers into a charming new story. --New Books in German

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Book Jumper The lore of the two families and . . . descriptions of Stormsay and the library are meticulous and moody, creating a gothic atmosphere that serves this star-crossed love story well. --Publishers Weekly A cool gothic Scottish setting, lots of literary references to please book-ish readers, and a snarky, accessible protagonist who navigates it all with bemused flair--this novel is a well-balanced treat. --The Bulletin
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mechthild Glaser is an award-winning author in her native Germany. The Book Jumper was her first book to be translated into English.

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