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Out of Salem

ebook
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2019
The best Teen Zombie Werewolf Witchy Faerie fantasy murder mystery you've ever readby debut author, Hal Schrieve.

Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with their mother's friend, Mrs. Dunnigan, and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed.
Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly.

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Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 26, 2019

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781609809027
  • Release date: March 26, 2019

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781609809027
  • File size: 1159 KB
  • Release date: March 26, 2019

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Kindle Book
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EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:770
Text Difficulty:3-4

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2019
The best Teen Zombie Werewolf Witchy Faerie fantasy murder mystery you've ever readby debut author, Hal Schrieve.

Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with their mother's friend, Mrs. Dunnigan, and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed.
Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly.

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