A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

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When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding. Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment. And now there's a ghost inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, London : 2017
ISBN: 9781509869305
Branch Call Number: YF HARD
Characteristics: 414 pages ; 22 cm

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CRRL_MaryBuck Aug 27, 2018

I can see why this was nominated for a Hugo. With a brilliant plot, wonderful characters, and a world of heart, this is a tale worth reading again and worth recommending to others.

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