Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443157193 Paperback
400 Pages | 5.49" x 8.26" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443128445 Hardcover
400 Pages | 5.79" x 8.52" | Ages 12 & Up
A rich and compelling epic fantasy with a touch of the strange, from the author of Above.
The strange war down south—with its rumours of gods and monsters—is over. And while 16-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm. When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks—and keeping desperate secrets.
But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to Hallie’s home may be Hallie herself.
Praise for Above
“Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken—hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[A] profoundly moving meditation on how we treat the mentally ill, disabled, and homeless... Above is a soulful and spellbinding debut novel.” —The National Post