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White Crow

White Crow

Marcus Sedgwick

Roaring Brook Press


One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011

Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow.

Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, Marcus Sedgwick's White Crow unfolds in three voices. There's Rebecca, who has come to a small, seaside village to spend the summer, and there's Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town...but at a price. Finally, there's a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls' frightening story. White Crow is as beautifully written as it is horrifically gripping.

This title has Common Core connections.

ALA Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults


She could have been anyone.
She could have been any girl who arrived in Winterfold that summer.
That sounds strange, doesn't it?
It sounds strange to my ears, anyway. Summer in Winterfold. How can there ever be any other...

Praise for White Crow

“Readers in search of an atmospheric horror/thriller with a high body count and a multilayered mystery--not to mention a good scare--will find plenty to like here.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Showing his customary skill with a gothic setting and morally troubled characters, Sedgwick keeps readers guessing to the very end.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“This book is one thing very few YA novels are: genuinely scary.” —Booklist


In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of WHITE CROW . Two girls are brought together more from ennui than anything else in this riveting tale that brings the murderous history of a disintegrating coastal town into the present. - Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Marcus Sedgwick

MARCUS SEDGWICK is most recently the author of Revolver, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the UK and received four starred reviews in the US. The author of eleven widely admired previous novels, he lives in Sussex, England.

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