The Heights

Brian James

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Henry liked to imagine his life began that cold rainy day in San Francisco when Mr. Earnshaw found him shivering by the side of the road. That was the day Henry met Catherine. For Henry, Catherine is like a precious gift. She pushes away his angry thoughts and makes him feel safe and calm. And though Mr. Earnshaw, a widow, raises the orphan and Catherine as brother and sister, their love for each other goes much deeper. They vow to always be together.

     But everything changes when Mr. Earnshaw dies suddenly and Hindley, Mr. Earnshaw's own son, gains control of the family finances. Furiously jealous, Hindley never accepted Henry as a true member of the family. He works to sever Henry's relationship with Catherine and the violent rage Henry has harbored since he was a child bubbles to the surface. . . .

 

Contemporizing the classic novel, Wuthering Heights, notable YA author, Brian James delives into the dark nature of obsessive love, the social injustices of class, and the self-destructive power of revenge in this emotionally raw unforgettable offering.

 

 

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I've always thought our house was really Heaven in disguise. Sometimes instead of thinking I was born the day Mr. Earnshaw found me, I think it's really the day I died. But either way it doesn't matter . . . dead or alive doesn't matter . . . as long as every day ends with me being washed up on its porch, I'll be fine. Because as long as there's the house, there will always be Catherine.
 
Nothing else will ever mean anything to me.

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Praise for The Heights:
 
“Acts of increasing cruelty underscore this novel’s provocative, daring questions about the human spirit’s irreparable breaking points and the roots of obsessive love.”—Booklist
 
“The author succeeds at creating a modern-day story of doomed love with convincing depths of emotion.”—The Horn Book Review
 
“This contemporary retelling of the classic and super-romantic fave, Wuthering Heights, is a gothic love story at its best.”—Justine Magazine
 
Praise for Zombie Blondes:
 
“This foray into the world of the living dead is suspenseful and downright terrifying, with an ending right out of a classic film. Move over vampires; make way for zombies, as teen readers feast on this latest tale of the undead.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
 

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Brian James

BRIAN JAMES is the author of several highly praised books for young adults, including Pure Sunshine, Tomorrow, Maybe, Dirty Liar, and Zombie Blondes, available from Feiwel and Friends. He lives in Upstate New York.

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The Heights
Brian James

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
April 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312368531
ISBN10: 0312368534
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99

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Square Fish
December 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312607364
ISBN10: 0312607369
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: Z+
AR Quiz Number: 107223 EN
AR Book Level: 2.4
AR Points: 1

$8.99

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Feiwel & Friends
April 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429930406
ISBN10: 1429930403
Young Adult Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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