Roaring Brook Press
Three seemingly ordinary girls, studying together in the same ordinary high school. All have their own reasons to summon Trevor Saunders after his car goes over a cliff. Aliya brings the mystical seances of Syria. Gillian contributes the voodoo arts from her native Trinidad. Miya shares the secret magic of ancient Japan. Will they be able use their powers to bring him back one more time? Should they?
ALIYA KNELT on the hardwood floor. With trembling hands, she checked her scarf, careful to tuck every strand of hair beneath the fabric, almost as though she was getting ready to pray
Prayer was the last thing she should be thinking about tonight.
A crisp breeze swept in through the open window and blew over her knees, across the back of her neck. The wide sleeves of her abaya billowed out, and she caught a glimpse of her watch—11:58 and counting.
She unclasped the band and tossed her last link to modern technology under the bed. No clock ticking,
“The combination of spooky possibilities and mystery is enticing, and the notion of different supernatural traditions adds glamour.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jolin’s characters and their backgrounds ring true.” —School Library Journal
“Jolin (In the Name of God) gives each of the girls compelling internal conflicts, and her provocative open ending will leave readers debating just how successful the girls are.” —Publishers Weekly
"I love how the book gave the reader knowledge [of] differnent culture's beliefs."—Mali, age 12