Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

UQP

October 2019

$19.95 AU

280p pb

ISBN: 978-0702260230

from University of Queensland Press...

Stacey and Laney are twins – mirror images of each other – and yet they’re as different as the sun and the moon. Stacey works hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can’t believe she’s just run off without telling her.

As the days pass and Laney doesn’t return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing – Laney is alive. It’s hard for Stacey to know what’s real and what’s imagined and even harder to know who to trust. All she knows for sure is that Laney needs her help.

Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?

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Ghost Bird is a dark and mysterious book written by Lisa Fuller. This book contains pages full of mystery, which creates tension and suspense, keeping the reader interested. The main characters, Laney and Stacey, are identical twins, but entirely different, and when Laney disappears, Stacey is the only one that knows she is alive. Stacey feels a connection with Laney and starts to dream of her, and although it’s hard to understand what is going on, she knows that Laney needs her help.

The main characters, Laney and Stacey, are introduced as “mirror images of each other” and are portrayed as complete opposites at the same time “like the sun and the moon”. This made me interested to find out more about them. The author’s writing style is unique and intriguing, giving the book a mysterious effect and keeping the storyline interesting.

In conclusion, I think this book is perfect for 11 – 15 year-olds and I would recommend reading Ghost Bird, especially if you are interested in dark and mysterious books.

Olivia, age 13

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