Absent

Chronicle Books, 2013

Chronicle Books, 2013

Forever is a long time to be stuck in high school

Paige is dead. She's become a ghost, permanently bound to the grounds of her high school with only two misfit dead kids for company. Paige watches as everyone she knows moves on with their lives, toward graduation, toward the future, while she stands still. But then a rumor that her death wasn't an accident but a suicide leads a desperate Paige to discover that she can possess her former classmates. Now she has a chance to live again, not just one life, but many, leading her closer to the truth about her death and her life.

 

"Paige's quest...will ring true. Readers will be engrossed until the very end." --- School Library Journal
"Sharp, poignant narration will keep readers engaged and entertained." --- Publisher's Weekly
"An unexpectedly moving and transcendent finale." --- Kirkus
"A suspenseful mystery that sneaks up on you...Paige herself sets the story apart." --- Booklist
Bank Street Best Books of the Year, Young Adult Fantasy, 2014
International Literacy Association, Honor Book, Young Adult Fiction, 2014