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Cuckoo Song
by Frances Hardinge




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A disturbing secret haunts two sisters in this spine-chilling YA historical thriller from award-winning author Frances Hardinge

An ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book

Following a mysterious accident that leaves her sopping wet, Triss awakens to a world that's eerily off-kilter. Her memories are muddled, her sister despises her, and when she brushes her hair, out come crumbled fragments of leaves.

Is she going mad? Or did her accident trigger a nightmarish chain of events? In her quest to learn the truth, Triss ventures from the shelter of her parents' protective wings into the city's underbelly. There she encounters strange creatures whose grand schemes could forever alter
the fates of her family.

From master storyteller Frances Hardinge comes the unnerving tale of one girl's struggle to confront her darkest fears in order to triumph over a world where nothing is as it seems.

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Overview

A disturbing secret haunts two sisters in this spine-chilling YA historical thriller from award-winning author Frances Hardinge

An ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book

Following a mysterious accident that leaves her sopping wet, Triss awakens to a world that's eerily off-kilter. Her memories are muddled, her sister despises her, and when she brushes her hair, out come crumbled fragments of leaves.

Is she going mad? Or did her accident trigger a nightmarish chain of events? In her quest to learn the truth, Triss ventures from the shelter of her parents' protective wings into the city's underbelly. There she encounters strange creatures whose grand schemes could forever alter
the fates of her family.

From master storyteller Frances Hardinge comes the unnerving tale of one girl's struggle to confront her darkest fears in order to triumph over a world where nothing is as it seems.


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Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419714801
  • ISBN-10: 1419714805
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 416
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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A teen's chilling double-life

Something terrible has happened to Triss. It’s worse than the story her parents tell, that Triss fell in the lake and came back with a raging fever. It’s stranger than the bratty behavior of Triss’ little sister, who seems tortured by Triss’ presence. Triss’ memories are spotty, but when she finds herself devouring one of her own dolls, she can no longer ignore the truth that she is no longer Triss. As Not-Triss, she finds herself in an eerie game of cat-and-mouse with a bizarre magical force that seems to be terrorizing her family.

The novel is set just after World War I, when Triss’ older brother was purportedly killed, and author Frances Hardinge’s version of England reflects the desperate attempts of a people trying to forget.

With a combination of horror and wry humor reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, Cuckoo Song transcends its teen-reader designation. The psychological and historical nuances, along with the sheer horror of Not-Triss’ existence, will mesmerize older readers as well.

 

This article was originally published in the May 2015 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 

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